Vincent Crabbe, bully in the Harry Potter films played by Jamie Waylett has been jailed for his actions during the London riots last August.
Waylett, 22, was convicted of violent disorder after he was caught on camera swigging from a bottle of bubbly that had been stolen from a supermarket. He received what seems to me an unreasonably harsh punishment, a two-year jail sentence, plus a concurrent 12-month sentence for handling stolen property. He is eligible for release after a year behind bars.
“You chose to go out on to the streets on what was the third day of the violence,” Judge Simon Carr said, noting that the onetime child actor was hanging out near a part of town that was being looted and was seen holding a fueled-up Molotov cocktail.
Waylett was facing a more serious charge, intention to destroy or damage property with the flammable device, but was cleared of the offense.
“I accept entirely the jury’s verdict that you did not throw or have any intention of throwing it, but merely being in possession of it would have been terrifying to anyone who saw you,” the judge said.
Beyond his participation in the riot it appears that he enjoys smoking a little ganja, “Cops investigating after the arrest claimed to have found 15 cannabis plants in his house back in October. He has a previous conviction for growing pot.”
Apparently he also enjoys getting drunk and singing karaoke. But then again, who doesn’t.
His sentencing led many to mock the young man on Twitter:
http://t.co/TsXE9bYJ Bloody hell Crabbe!!! Why didn’t you use the invisibility cloak?!
Favourite response to news of Jamie Waylett (Crabbe from Harry Potter)’s jail sentence; ‘He’s innocent. It was Ron Weasley in disguise’