Harry Potter fans in for town centre treat

Harry Potter fans will be left spellbound in town centres this week.

Shoppers can meet Harry Potter, Hagrid and Professor McGonagall lookalikes and have their photo taken.

Special magic shows will be held daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm; while Professor McGonagall will perform broomstick flying sessions at intervals throughout the day.

The free events will take place at North Shields Customer First Centre on Thursday, April 10; Wallsend Customer First Centre on Friday, April 11; and Whitley Bay Customer First Centre on Saturday, April 12.