ANNA LUPIN ESCAPES DEATH EATER ATTACK

Yesterday afternoon at three thirty, Anna Lupin, twenty seven year old Auror and twin sister to Remus Lupin, was attacked whilst in Diagon Alley by ten armed Death Eaters. Amongst them were notorious offenders Bellatrix Lestrange and Antonin Dolohov. Although no bystanders rushed to Miss Lupin's aid, she successfully disarmed eight of the offenders and incapacitated three of them, after which she disapparated to an unknown location. Miss Lupin is a well-known Auror famous for her speed and skill, which has caught many an experienced wizard out and helped to bring about the jailing of Avery Mulciber,Travers, Jugson, Yaxley, Rowle and the two Lestrange brothers Rabastan and Rudolphus, although both escaped on the way to imprisonment.

There have been no more reported sightings of Miss Lupin after the attack, except for one. Mrs Figg, a little known Squib who presides in the village of Little Whinging, spotted a figure striding up her street at eight o'clock in the evening.

"I was just coming back from watering the garden, it being dark, when I noticed the street lights dimming one after the other. A figure was walking underneath them, wrapped in a thick coat. I remember now that dimming the lights as she passed was always a speciality of Anna – she hated unwanted attention. I thought it may have been her then because of the figure's hair. Anna always had the most beautiful long chestnut curls like her mother – very distinguishable in a crowd.

Anyway, the figure stopped at the house of the Dursley's, who are the uncle and aunt of Harry Potter, who currently lives with them. She walked up the drive, tapped the door, and slipped inside. After about two minutes I heard a loud bang and saw a flash, and then about three minutes after that I saw the figure reappear, with young Harry holding her hand. Petunia was standing in the doorway yelling after her, but she took no notice. They disapparated at the end of the street. I didn't go to help Petunia – Anna is Harry's Godmother, so if she wants to remove Harry from Privet Drive she can. I certainly don't have a problem with it. The Dursleys hate poor Harry – treat him like filth, they do."

There have been no more reported sightings of either Anna Lupin or Harry Potter, but Remus Lupin notified us this morning shortly before this article went into print to reassure readers that both Anna and Harry are safe in a guarded location. For more on the fight and the Death Eaters that attacked Miss Lupin, please see page four.

Severus Snape placed the Prophet carefully on the table, his thoughts elsewhere, or, more specifically, on Lily's son and his once best friend.

"Severus?" Minerva asked.

"Look." He replied shortly, leaving the table as suddenly as he had replied. His mind was filled with only one thing – the location of one half-werewolf and his lily's son.