Harry Potter star Jamie Waylett was spared prison for drug offences yesterday on his 20th birthday.
Waylett, Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe in the films, had been warned he faced jail for growing 10 cannabis plants in his bedroom. But after a judge heard how he had vowed never to be in court again, he was given 120 hours community work.
District judge Timothy Workman told Waylett, from Kilburn:"I accept cultivation was not commercial."
Darren Watts, prosecuting at Westminster magistrates, said Waylett and his friend John Innis, 20, had been stopped by police last April. Cannabis was found in the car.
Innis, of Barnet, who admitted possessing cannabis and a knife, got six weeks youth custody and a KShs. 65,000 fine. Hmmmm, I wonder, did the magical Hogwarts have anything to do with this?