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Harry Potter’ Actor Is Jailed for Role in London Riots

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In his performances as Vincent Crabbe in the “Harry Potter” movies Jamie Waylett is known for his physical menace and mischief making, but these real-life qualities have seen the actor sentenced to two years in jail for his involvement in the 2011 London riots, BBC News reported.

Mr. Waylett, 22, who played the all-around Hogwarts bully Crabbe in six “Harry Potter” films, was found guilty of violent disorder during the July riots by a London court on Tuesday, but cleared of intending to destroy or damage property, after video footage showed him holding a gas bomb.

According to the BBC, closed-circuit security camera images depicted Mr. Waylett drinking from a bottle of Champagne that he had been given by another rioter who had looted it from a supermarket and holding a gas bottle with a wick made from a rag.

Simon Carr, the judge in Mr. Waylett’s case, was quoted by the BBC as saying that he accepted a jury’s verdict that the actor did not intend to throw the homemade bomb, “but merely being in possession of it would have been terrifying to anyone who saw you,” the judge said.

Emily Dummatt, a lawyer for Mr. Waylett, said that her client had become a “withered actor by the age of 22,” adding: “Although he had the good fortune to be in the Harry Potter films, it turned out to be not so good fortune.”

Mr. Waylett, who has a previous conviction for cannabis possession, will be eligible for release after one year in jail.V

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D’banj says he stands in ‘solidarity’ with the Nigerian youths who #Endsars

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D’banj has said he stands in solidarity with Nigerian youths who are condemning police brutality and raising awareness about the extrajudicial killings carried out by SARS operatives in Nigeria.

He wrote:

I know what it means to be in pain, , to lose a child and a loved one,so I know the pain my brothers and sisters are going through and my heart is heavy

I pray God grants us the healing and restoration we so deeply need in our country and that our lights can once again shine
As a Nigerian youth,I try my best to never give up especially when it seems the hardest, so I urge you to do the same.

I stand in solidarity with the Nigerian youth. I stand for restructuring of the Nation system
On that note,we move, we never give up,till we get to the top of the world!
ABUJA ;pls where is the location for the ?? #ReformtheNation #EndSars

I know what it means to lose a child - D

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Falz Has Appealed To #EndSARS Protesters Not to Lose Focus .

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In a post shared on his Twitter handle this morning, the Falz who is also a frontline organizer of the #EndSARS protest asked the protesters to remember it is a protest, not a party. He asked that there should be no Drugs, Alcohol and no partying at the protest grounds

 

Protest not party - Falz tells #EndSARS protesters derailing from objective of the protest

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BBNaija’s Ex Housemate Erica Tells FG To increase police salary

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BBNaija’s Erica has asked the federal government to increase the salaries of police officers.

The reality show star backed her call by sharing a photo of the salary structure of Nigerian police officers. Erica wrote; Dear Government of Nigeria, please increase police salary! #sarsmustend

 

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