Tuesday, January 3rd, Afternoon
An official sounding voice comes from the radio as advertisement for the newest Nimbus model ended. "Ezekiel Brunderbluss here with your noon news update. Aurors have officially closed on-scene investigations into the disturbance that occurred in Hogsmeade late Friday night carrying on into early Saturday morning. Let's go now to Lachlan Peasegood who is trying to talk to investigators as they pack up. Lachlan?"
There is momentary static and then the sounds of a busy street. Warm male tones began to speak. "Thank you Zeke. I'm at the scene of what officials have said is the result of vigilante action which may or may not be related to the recent vampire warnings issued. I'm standing here with Auror Dawlish who has agreed to talk to us. Auror Dawlish, have break downs in Ministry effectiveness led for the need for groups such as this one?"
Over the airwaves a nervous squeak was heard followed by, "Now wait just a minute, that's not what-"
"Lachlan," came the warning tones of Brunderbluss from the studio.
A sigh and brief scuffle before Lacklan continued. "Officials are no closer to declaring any one group responsible for the damages which have occurred here and have in fact stated that due to lacking evidence it is unlikely that the identity of the perpetrators will be discovered. As the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures has declared the vampire to have left the area, I say good job to them! Now, Auror Dawl-"
Transmission from the live broadcast is abruptly cut off as Ezekiel's slightly flustered voice once again took over. "We here at the WWN would like to make clear that we are in no way condoning or encouraging any sort of vigilante actions. The views expressed by Lachlan Peasegood are solely his own, we would encourage our listening audience for their own safety to contact the nearest Auror station rather then taking action on their own. For the WWN this has been Ezekiel Brunderbluss with your news at noon."
"As always ladies and gentlemen WWN is always interested in the comments and concerns of our listeners. If you have one, please contact us by owl or floo. We appreciate the interest shown and will respond as soon as possible. The Wizarding Wireless Network now returns you to our regularly scheduled programing."
As music began, Ezekiel could be distantly made out in the background, "...fire... that good for nothing... libel someday..."