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Harry Potter actor jailed over riots
Actor Jamie Waylett. Picture: Thos Robinson/Getty Images.

A star of the Harry Potter films has been sentenced to two years in prison for being part of a violent mob which took to the streets during last year's riots in London.

Jamie Waylett, 22, who played Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe in six of the films, was found guilty of violent disorder by a jury at London's Wood Green Crown Court.

The actor, who had already admitted swigging from a stolen bottle of champagne during the rioting, was cleared of intending to destroy or damage property with a petrol bomb he was pictured holding.

Waylett already has a previous conviction for cannabis possession.