Man jailed over rare Potter book theft

Kevin McGirr was charged with taking the limited edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, which was valued at almost $9,000 (£6,000), from a special display box at the Creative Art Gallery in Woodstock, Oxfordshire last October (10).

He appeared at Banbury Magistrates’ Court on Monday (06Jun11) and pleaded guilty. The judge handed him a six-week prison term. McGirr was also ordered to pay $400 (£250) in compensation and $640 (£400) legal costs.

by WENN

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