Monday, January 8, 2001

Two syringes found on Harry Potter set

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From the Guardian:

The production of the Harry Potter film is at the centre of a drugs investigation after revelations in today's Sun newspaper that syringes have been found at the studios where the movie - based on the first of author JK Rowling's best-selling books about a schoolboy wizard - is being made.

The paper reports that a huge security clampdown was launched two weeks ago after police received an anonymous allegation that two male workers were taking drugs and two syringes were subsequently found on a disused set where building work was taking place. Security has been stepped up at the Leavesden Studios, near Watford, until filming ends in March.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros admitted that this was "a very serious matter" but added that: "No drugs were found and no direct link to the production has been established." Sources close to the film were keen to stress that none of the cast or crew of the £110m production were suspected. A spokeswoman added: "Our paramount concern is for the safety and protection of the cast and crew of Harry Potter."

Due out in November, the film stars 11-year-old Daniel Radcliffe as the young wizard Harry, as well as an illustrious cast of British stars, including Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman.

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