Jamie Waylett of Harry Potter Films Jailed For London Riot Mayhem
You may recognize actor Jamie Waylett from the massively successful Harry Potter films, where he appeared as Vincent Crabbe.
Crabbe was one of Draco Malfoy’s evil henchmen, and the actor himself has found himself on the wrong side of the law a few times since rising to fame in the films. Back in 2009, Waylett found himself in legal trouble stemming from some marijuana charges, and last summer, the actor was charged in connection with misbehavior during the riots that broke out in London.
On August 8th, Waylett and four accomplices went to Chalk Farm, according to the BBC. In CCTV footage, the actor can be seen swigging from a bottle of stolen champagne, an action which led in part to his conviction. Waylett was also seen holding a molotov cocktail, but a judge in the case said that it was unlikely the actor had any intent to use it.
Judge Simon Carr begins:
“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… 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.”
Waylett was found guilty of violent disorder at Wood Green Crown Court in London, and is expected to be jailed for up to two years.