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- "You were seen. Two Muggles in London, convinced they saw an old car flying over the Post Office tower… at noon in Norfolk, Mrs Hetty Bayliss, while hanging out her washing… Mr Angus Fleet, of Peebles, reported to police… Six or seven Muggles in all."
- —Severus Snape reads from the Evening Prophet about Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and the Flying Ford Anglia[src]
On 1 September, 1992, Ronald Weasley and Harry Potter, were spotted flying a turquoise Ford Anglia by a Muggle named Angus Fleet. This breach of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was published on the Evening Prophet later that same day.
Behind the scenes
- Glentress Forest, near Peebles, was the inspiration behind the Forbidden Forest. When J. K. Rowling lived in Edinburgh, she would usually go to towns outside Edinburgh like Peebles and the nearby Forest of Glentress.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Mentioned only)