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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows' leaks online

Warner Brothers 'working actively' to remove clip

The opening 36 minutes of the new Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows film has leaked online ahead of its official release.

The penultimate film in the Harry Potter series is due to open in cinemas tomorrow (November 19). Studio Warner Brothers said it was "working actively" to remove the video, reports BBC News.

A spokesperson for the studio said the footage was "stolen and illegally posted" on file-sharing websites on Tuesday.

The company issued a statement saying: "We are vigorously investigating this matter and will prosecute those involved to the full extent of the law."

The spokesman added that distribution of the clip "constitutes a serious breach of copyright violation and theft of Warner Bros property."

The last Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, concludes the eight-film saga next summer.

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