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'Harry Potter' actor jailed for joining riots

The Associated Press, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:50am (PDT)
  • LONDON (AP) -- A judge has sent a cast member of the "Harry Potter" films to prison for taking part in rioting that flared across England last summer.

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    Judge Simon Carr sentenced Jamie Waylett, who played Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe in six of the films, to two years in jail.

    Prosecutors said Waylett was part of a small gang that took part in the riots in north London on Aug. 8.

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    A jury at London's Wood Green Crown Court found Waylett guilty Tuesday of violent disorder, but acquitted him of another charge of intending to destroy or damage property with a fire bomb he was holding.

    The 22-year-old had already admitted handling a bottle of stolen Champagne from a supermarket during the riots.

    Waylett has a previous conviction for growing marijuana.

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