London riots: Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett jailed for two years

Former Harry Potter star Jamie Waylett has been jailed for two years for taking part in the London riots last summer.

Waylett, 22, known for playing bully Vincent Crabbe in the hugely popular film franchise, was  found guilty of violent disorder at Wood Green Crown Court.

The young actor had been seen on camera necking champagne stolen from a nearby Sainsbury’s store during disturbances across the capital in August of last year.

He was cleared of intending to destroy or damage property with a petrol bomb he was pictured holding.

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Waylett had claimed he had disposed of the petrol bomb in a rubbish bin.

He previously admitted in a police interview that he was “fascinated” by the disruption.

"This is yet another successful case from the team in Camden seeking to bring all those involved in the criminality from last summer's disorder to justice," said Detective Sergeant David Cann.

"We have charged almost one hundred people since the disorder took place with majority of those receiving custodial sentences.

"We are still viewing CCTV and we will continue to track down offenders to bring them to justice," he added. "My advice is that if you were involved, we will find you, so you may as well hand yourself in."

Waylett has a previous conviction for growing cannabis in his mother’s home in north-west London in 2009. He was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.

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