March 21, 2012 by staff
Jamie Waylett, An actor in the “Harry Potter” movies has been sentenced to jail for his participation in the riots that swept London in August 2011. Jamie Waylett, who played school bully Vincent Crabbe in six of the boy wizard films including “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, was handed a two-year term in prison on Tuesday, March 20 after he was found guilty of violent disorder.
The 22-year-old, who was also given a 12-month sentence for handling stolen goods, will be eligible for release after serving one year of his sentence behind bars. While he was acquitted on the charge of intending to destroy or damage property with a petrol bomb he was photographed holding, the jury had cleared him of the charge.
BBC News reported that Judge Simon Carr said at Wood Green Crown Court in north London, “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,” the judge continued. “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.”
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