A not yet titled Harry Potter prequel handwritten by JK Rowling on a postcard has been stolen in a burglary in Birmingham.
The story written on an A5 card with over 800-word sold for £25,000 at a charity auction at Sotheby’s in 2008. The prequel features the schoolboy wizard’s father, James Potter, and godfather Sirius Black when they were teenagers.
The postcard was stolen along with some jewellery from a property in Howard Road, Kings Heath, during a break-in between 13 and 24 April. West Midlands police have issued a plea for information.
PC Paul Jauncey said: “The only people who will buy this unique piece are true Harry Potter fans. We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police.”