‘Harry Potter’ star Jamie Waylett charged with violent disorder for role in London riots

Jamie Waylett, who plays Vincent Crabbe, has been released on bail

Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett has been charged with violent disorder after he took part in the London riots earlier this year.

According to The Metro, the actor – who plays adolescent wizard Vincent Crabbe in six of the big-screen adaptations of JK Rowling‘s highly lucrative franchise – was reportedly armed with a petrol bomb during the summer riots.

The 22-year-old has also been accused of growing cannabis in his flat in Kilburn, which he shares with members of his family, after police reportedly found 15 plants in his bedroom during the course of his arrest.

He appeared before Highbury magistrates on September 29, and has since been released on conditional bail. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police said:

He was charged with violent disorder, having an article with intent to destroy or damage property, receiving stolen goods and also cultivating cannabis plants.

The final instalment in the series of films about the boy wizard, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two, was released in July of this year.

In September, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner spoke out over the London riots and claimed that more needed to be done to find out why they happened, stating: “If all these kids are hooligans and thieves, then why are they all hooligans and thieves?”