Harry Potter actor jailed for two years

A star of the Harry Potter films was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison for being part of a violent mob which took to the streets during last summer's riots in London.

Jamie Waylett, 22, who played Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe in six of the films, was found guilty of violent disorder by a jury at London's Wood Green Crown Court.

The actor, who had already admitted swigging from a stolen bottle of champagne during the rioting, was cleared of intending to destroy or damage property with a petrol bomb he was pictured holding.

Waylett, of Hillfield Road, north-west London, was with a gang of at least four people who went into Chalk Farm on August 8, the third night of violence in the capital.

He was captured on CCTV often with his hood over his head. The footage shows him accepting the champagne from a rioter who had just looted it from a supermarket.

Judge Simon Carr sentenced the actor to two years for violent disorder and 12 months for handling stolen goods, to run concurrently.