Harry Potter star in court on Chalk Farm petrol bomb charge

A Harry Potter actor from West Hampstead appeared before a judge today (November 24) charged with arming himself with a petrol bomb during the London riots.

Jamie Waylett, 22, of Hillfield Road, also faces allegations of handling a bottle of champagne stolen from a looted Sainsbury’s store.

Waylett, who played wizard bully boy Vincent Crabbe in the multi-billion pound film franchise, faces a total of three charges relating to the disorder in the Chalk Farm area 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.

The 22-year-old 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.”

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.

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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.

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