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Paint yobs trash Potter train

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by se_FOUR, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. se_FOUR

    se_FOUR Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,796 Likes Received: 1
    http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2003410246,00.jpg'> Coated ... carriage sprayed by louts

    • Sun Says


    GRAFFITI yobs have trashed the Hogwarts Express steam train used in the Harry Potter films.

    And last night the paintspraying thugs were branded mindless Muggles.

    In the Potter movies, Muggles are people who don’t believe in magical things — like the maroon train which transports young wizards to their boarding school.

    Upset workers at the yard where the express was targeted are convinced the louts regard Harry’s world-renowned sorcery with contempt.

    [img]http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2003410247,00.jpg'> Former glory ... targeted carriages
    as they appear in Potter movies

    And one said: “It’s just a shame Harry is not around at the moment to turn them into frogs.”

    The louts struck at night after breaking into the depot where the train is kept in Scarborough, North Yorks.

    Under its real name, the Olton Hall, it chugs between Scarborough and York during the summer season. But its owners hire it out to Warner Bros for the Potter films.

    The yobs caused thousands of pounds of damage by spraying a silver and green design, resembling futuristic homes, along two 64ft carriages. They signed it “Slobs” — the “tag” for their graffiti gang.

    [img]http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2003410243,00.jpg'> The gang was disturbed before the historic engine, which dates back to 1937, could be daubed.

    Police have sent photos of the graffiti to experts in a bid to trace the culprits.

    PC Tony Martins, of British Transport Police, said: “It must have cost them a fortune in spray paint and they must have been at work for at least an hour. It is going to be a very expensive job to get the carriages restored.”

    James Shuttleworth, of the West Coast Railway Company which operates the train, said: “It is heartbreaking and has made me and the rest of the staff very angry.

    “The people who did this are mindless toerags. This will horrify the millions of Harry Potter fans.”

    He said the firm was “immensely proud” of its connection with author JK Rowling’s Harry Potter phenomenon.

    He added: “The Hogwarts Express is now the third most famous train in the world after the Flying Scotsman and the Rocket.”

    The train featured in a classic scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
    Harry and pal Ron Weasley missed it when it left the mythical Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross, bound for Hogwarts School.

    The pair got involved in high drama after they caught it up in Ron’s flying Ford Anglia.

    More than £1.5BILLION a year is spent scrubbing graffiti from walls, trains and buses. Courts can give culprits one-year jail terms and £5,000 fines but they are not usually treated as serious offenders.
  2. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

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    awesome hahahahaahah.
  3. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    damn vandals
    ha, harry potter and his cronies must be very upset
  4. space base

    space base Senior Member

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  5. Evil Dee

    Evil Dee Senior Member

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  6. caL

    caL Senior Member

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    great story

    some weird ass words in there i cant begin to understand
  7. crave

    crave Veteran Member

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    steel is steel. good article.
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  9. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I see that SO MUCH in English papers...



    always it's the yobs

    what shall we do with the yobs

    yobs yobs yobs

    you know, as an American I only got oe set of them and I never been there when they done graffiti...
  10. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4

    It's kinda hard to describe a yob.... I guess that if you understand what a lout is it would help...

    But basically, louts are mindless jerks who are rude, obnoxious and do a lot of antisocial things. Think about this way - if an American football team shaved their heads, dressed in Nike, Addidas and various other sportswear, then walked around town drinking beer throwing bricks at things, smashing phone boxes and beating up anyone who comes in their path you pretty much have a yob.

    Any other UK mans able to clarify better?
  11. se_FOUR

    se_FOUR Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,796 Likes Received: 1
    Re: Yobs

    Yeah exactly!
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    entirely too much funny shit in that article.
  13. sneak

    sneak Guest

    Re: Yobs

    no, that was exactly true..
    i never saw HArry Potter or read it, so i dont feel bad about that..
  14. Vlad

    Vlad Senior Member

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    aahhahaha excellent
  15. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    this story made my day......