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"Ron and Hermione bent closer to read it; the item was barely an inch long and placed right at the bottom of a column."
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TRESPASS AT MINISTRY was an article published in the Daily Prophet in September of 1995. It reported an attempted break-in at the Ministry of Magic by Sturgis Podmore, and the subsequent trial before the Wizengamot, who sentenced him to six months in Azkaban[1] Unknown to anyone was that Podmore, who refused to speak in his own defence, was forced to break into the Department of Mysteries, by means of the Imperius Curse, by the Death Eaters who wanted to steal a Prophecy.[2]

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Sturgis Podmore, 38, of number two, Laburnum Gardens, Clapham, has appeared in front of the Wizengamot charged with trespass and attempted robbery at the Ministry of Magic on 31st August. Podmore was arrested by Ministry of Magic watchwizard Eric Munch, who found him attempting to force his way through a top-security door at one o’clock in the morning. Podmore, who refused to speak in his own defence, was convicted on both charges and sentenced to six months in Azkaban.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 14 (Percy and Padfoot)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen)

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