Wand Scare in Diagon Alley

By: Oswald Quiver

Yesterday morning a large gap was discovered in the centre of Diagon Alley, exactly where 'Olivanders' wand shop resides. It was discovered that the entire building had been transported across to a primarily muggle area of London.

It is thought to be caused by a young trainee Auror. The Ministry of Magic has thus far refused to give a name for the young trainee, but have claimed that the proper repercussions will follow his "unfortunate mistake". There is currently an ongoing investigation into what happened to the young Aurors original wand, and it looks like he won't be getting a new one any time soon.

Minister Granger had this to say on the matter, "Although this is a rather strange situation, the department of magical accidents and catastrophes are working to get Mr Olivanders shop back to its original location." She continued, "Despite not knowing exactly how this happened, we at the ministry are reviewing wand policies and will be working closely with wand makers and sellers in the future to ensure nothing like this happens again." The wand that caused this catastrophe has been contained and is awaiting investigation to discover the reason behind its malfunction.

No one inside the shop was injured during the transportation, however, Mr Olivander has stated, "It was amazing, the reaction the new wand had with the young man. One swish and BOOM! Gone. Those of us that have studied wand law have always known that the wand chooses the wizard..." he summarised, "...and this wand obviously didn't want anything to do with him".

When asked if he will be continuing to sell wands now that his shop has been displaced he responded, "Of course I will. I have a good few years left in me yet. I expect to be back in my usual spot by weeks end, however, I am going on a short holiday until then".

So we wish Mr Olivander happy travels this week and hope to see him back very soon with the safe return of his shop.


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