Expelliarmus! Harry Potter road sign disappears in Devon

PUBLISHED: 11:34 10 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:34 10 August 2016

Expelliarmus! Harry Potter Exhibition road sign dissappears

Expelliarmus! Harry Potter Exhibition road sign dissappears

Archant

Dark forces seem to have been at work after a road sign advertising a magical exhibition disappeared.

An AA Road sign on the A383 Ashburton Road, in Newton Abbot, has mysteriously vanished.

It had been advertising the Harry Potter Exhibition at hannahs, in Newton Abbot, and organisers are unsure if it has been taken by obsessive souvenir hunters or something far more wicked.

Matt Newbury, the events and marketing executive at Hannahs said: “At first we thought someone may have just casually hung an invisibility cloak over it or used an invisibility potion as a joke, but I’ve been down and it’s definitely gone.

“This is quite literally highway robbery.

“More than 7,000 people have now visited the exhibition which runs until September 25, and the AA signs have been invaluable in guiding visitors up the site. “As a reward for its safe return, we are willing to offer free ice-creams with a butter beer topping from our shop – no questions asked.”

The exhibition, which features original sketches, models and final prints from the brand new edition of J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated by Jim Kay, has already proved extremely popular.

Visitors can also have their photo taken on a broom, see moving pictures in their frames, visit a sweet and joke shop and walk down Diagon Alley.

Children can also explore the willow Dragon’s Maze, play quidditch in the quad and take part in a treasure hunt.

A programme of associated events has also proved extremely popular, with many already sold out. Highlights include quidditch lessons, open-air cinema, wand making, astronomy evenings and art and craft sessions.

The whole summer also finishes with a fiendish murder mystery set in a school of sorcery.

For more information and a full programme of events visit www.summerofmagic.com

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