Hogwarts Bully Gets 2 Years for Rioting

Jamie Waylett found guilty of violent disorder
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2012 11:29 PM CDT
Updated Mar 21, 2012 2:59 AM CDT
Jamie Waylett exits court in London.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – Jamie Waylett's face is familiar to millions thanks to his role as a school bully in the Harry Potter movies, so police didn't have much trouble tracking him down after he was caught on camera holding a petrol bomb and swigging from a looted bottle of champagne during last year's London riots. The 22-year-old former actor has been found guilty of violent disorder, and sentenced to two years in prison, reports the BBC.

Waylett played Slytherin minion Vincent Crabbe in the first six Potter movies, but his character was written out of the last two films in the series after his arrest for growing marijuana in 2009. In mitigation, his lawyer told the court that he had become a "withered actor by the age of 22," and had struggled with early fame. "Although he had the good fortune to be in the Harry Potter films, it turned out to be not so good fortune," she said. (Read more Jamie Waylett stories.)

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