‘Harry Potter’ Star Jamie Waylett Sentenced to Two Years In Prison
The jury at London’s Wood Green Crown Court found the actor guilty of “violent disorder,” but charges were dropped in regards to him “intending to destroy or damage property with a fire bomb he was holding.” BBC News is also reporting that Jamie also got 12 months for “handling stolen goods” as he was reportedly sipping from a stolen bottle of champagne during the riot.
Judge Simon Carr said of the events that lead to Jamie’s prison sentence (via BBC News):
“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.”
Meanwhile, his lawyer Emily Dummatt said of her client, “Although he had the good fortune to be in the Harry Potter films, it turned out to be not so good fortune.”
This isn’t Jamie’s first offense. The 22-year-old actor was also convicted of being in possession of marijuana.