Kilburn Harry Potter star appears in court on London riot charge

Court hears claims 22-year-old was carrying a petrol bomb and received a bottle of stolen champagne

A Kilburn actor who starred in the Harry Potter movies has appeared in court today (Thursday) accused of carrying a petrol bomb during the London riots.

Jamie Waylett, of Messina Avenue, who plays Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe, is also accused of receiving a bottle of champagne stolen from a looted Sainsbury’s store.

The 22-year-old faces a total of three charges relating to the disorder in the Chalk Farm area of north London on August 8.

The star, who is said to be good friends with fellow Harry Potter actors Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, starred in six Potter films but his character was written out of the final Deathly Hallows movies.


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He appeared at Wood Green Crown Court for a short hearing where he spoke only to confirm his name and did not enter a plea to any of the charges.

Quinn Hawkins, prosecuting, said: “He faces three allegations that arise from the serious public disorder that took place in Chalk Farm on August 8.”

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Waylett faces one count of having an article with intent to destroy or damage property - an offence under the Criminal Damage Act - and further charges of receiving stolen goods and violent disorder.

The case was adjourned until December 15 to allow CCTV evidence to be served.

Waylett is expected to enter his pleas to the charges on that date.

Judge Nicholas Browne QC told him: “We will expect you to be ready on December 15 to plead either guilty or not guilty to the three counts you face.”

Waylett was released on bail and ordered to live and sleep at the flat he shares with his mother Theresa, two brothers and sister.

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