March 22nd, 2012 by faye
The guy who played the character of Vincent Crabbe in the Harry Potter series has been reportedly sentenced to two years in prison. Jamie Waylett was arrested by the authorities after participating in the London riots last year.
According to the police reports, Waylett was believed to be packing a Molotov cocktail while stealing champagne from a drug store during the London riots back in August 8, 2011. The 22-year-old actor was eventually identified in a video footage taken during the London riots, leading police officials to arrest Jamie Waylett on September 20.
Waylett was part of a gang of at least four people who took part in the London riots at Chalk Farm on the night of August 8 last year – the third night of rampage in the capital. The jury took three-and-a-half hours to find Jamie Waylett guilty of violent disorder at Wood Green Crown Court in north London. However, they cleared him of having an article with intent to destroy or damage property in respect of a petrol bomb.
The Harry Potter star refused to give evidence in court, but insisted in a police interview that he only took the Molotov cocktail because he felt intimidated by peer pressure. Jamie Waylett had already admitted handling stolen goods – a bottle of Champagne was handed to him by his brother moments after it had been stolen from a ransacked Sainsbury’s store.
Jamie Waylett, who is believed to be good friends with fellow Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint – admitted he had been an idiot for participating in the London riots, but claims that he had been “caught up in the hype and euphoria of it all. “