"We will arrest you and you will probably find yourself in Azkaban. I advise you to call a halt to this feud before somebody gets hurt. In the meantime, contact the Office for the Removal of Curses, Jinxes and Hexes, who will take care of both the broomstick and your brother."
—Dempster Wiggleswade's reply on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet.[src]

The Office for the Removal of Curses, Jinxes, and Hexes is an office within the Ministry of Magic[1].


When Buckley Cooper wrote the Daily Prophet asking for legal advice on the running feud he was having with his brother, during which he received a broomstick, presumably as a gift, which actually had been cursed to whack him around the shins. In response to this, Mr Cooper asked Mr Wiggleswade, an official of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement doubling as an advice columnist, whether the Ministry would "turn a blind eye" if he kidnapped his brother's children and turned them into blood-sucking ferrets.

Mr Wiggleswade strongly advised him against it, and urged him instead to immediately contact the Ministry's Office for the Removal of Curses, Jinxes, and Hexes, which he assured him would take care of both removing the jinx from the broom and deal with his brother for having jinxed it in the first place. It is implied that had Mr Cooper sustained any injuries as a result of the jinx on the broom in question, Mr Waggleswade would instead have referred Buckley Cooper to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.[1]

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