London riots: Harry Potter actor charged with having petrol bomb

A Kilburn actor who played a wizard bully boy in Harry Potter films has been charged with having a petrol bomb during the Camden riots.

A Kilburn actor who played a wizard bully boy in the Harry Potter films has been charged with possessing a petrol bomb during the disturbances in Camden.

Jamie Waylett, who played Hogwarts thug Vincent Crabbe in six instalments of the multi-billion pound film franchise, also faces allegations of violent disorder and handling a stolen bottle of champagne from Sainsbury’s in Chalk Farm. The supermarket was among the shops in Chalk Farm Road to be looted on August 8.

The 22-year-old, from Messina Avenue, whose character was written out of the final two Deathly Hallows films, was arrested at his home on September 20 and charged under the Criminal Damage Act. He is alleged to have armed himself with a petrol bomb, threatened unlawful violence and handled stolen goods.

He has appeared twice at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court to face the allegations. Waylett was released on conditional bail on October 4, until he returns before magistrates on November 10.

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