Harry Potter Star Jailed For Part In London Riots
Jamie Waylett has been handed a two year sentence for looting Champagne...
Harry Potterstar Jamie Waylett has been jailed for two years for his involvement in the London riots last August.
The 22-year old, who starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe in the wizard flicks, was found guilty of violent disorder at London's Wood Green Crown Court yesterday (20th March).
Waylett admitted to stealing a bottle of Champagne from a Sainsbury's store in Chalk Farm, North London and drinking its contents after the shop was looted on 8th August 2011.
He was caught on CCTV with a gang of at least four other people, and was wearing a hood over his head.
Despite being put behind bars for two years, the actor was cleared of intending to destroy or damage property with a petrol bomb, which he was snapped holding.
According to BBC News, Judge Simon Carr told Waylett: "A considerable amount has been said about what happened over those few days. Anyone watching the footage in this case can only imagine the mayhem that took place on the streets.
"You chose to go out on to the streets on what was the third day of the violence. The footage shows you in the near vicinity of a Sainsbury's in Camden which was being looted. You were pictured on a number of occasions with a bottle full of petrol with a rag as a wick."
He concluded: "I accept entirely the jury's verdict that you did not throw or have any intention of throwing it but merely being in possession of it would have been terrifying to anyone who saw you."
Jamie's lawyer Emily Dummatt stated that her client had become a "withered actor by the age of 22", adding: "Although he had the good fortune to be in the Harry Potter films, it turned out to be not so good fortune."
Waylett will be eligible for release after completing a year of his prison sentence.