Harry Potter’s “flying” car stolen

London, Oct 28, (PTI):The famous “flying” car used in Harry Potter movies has been stolen, police said.

The blue Ford Anglia, whose magical properties in the movies is triggereed by a silver button on its dashboard, went missing from the South West Film Studios in St Agnes, Cornwall, on Wednesday night, they said.

“The thieves may not have known its connection with the films and just thought it was a classic car, or it may have been a Harry Potter freak,” a Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said.

“For those who have not seen the Harry Potter films this is the car that flies in the movie and is very well-known. It is believed that the vehicle could not have been driven, therefore it is suspected that it would have to have been towed or full lifted from the scene,” he said.

The 1962 Ford Anglia, which was in a poor state of repair, was taken to the St Agnes studios, which went into receivership last year, for an exhibition. It was under tarpaulin at the site.

The car was in the grounds of the film studios and visible from road, police said.

In the Harry Potter books authored by J K Rowling, the car is imbued with magical powers by Arthur Weasley from the Ministry of Magic and used by his son Ron and Harry who are schoolmates at Hogwarts.