KEN LIVINGSTONE spent more than 16,000 dining out at taxpayers expense in just four years, it was revealed today. In his last term as mayor of London, Mr Livingstone ran up bills of more than 1,000 6 Wednesday, 8 July 2009 London Lite How Ken ran up a 16,000 bill on lavish dining A HARRY Potter star is facing 14 years in jail after he was charged with growing cannabis. Actor Jamie Waylett, 19, who plays bully Vincent Crabbe, will appear in court later this month accused of growing 10 cannabis plants. The news came ahead of last nights premiere of Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince. He was arrested in April after police stopped his car in Westminster and allegedly found eight bags of the Class B drug. The actor, who has appeared in all six Harry Potter films, and a 19-year-old friend were arrested and questioned. A team of officers then raided his mothers three-storey home in Camden, north London. Waylett found out yesterday that he would be charged. The maximum sentence for cannabis production is 14 years in jail. Le Pont de la Tour, 16 January, 2007 1,267.59 Jumeirah Essex House, New York, 18 May, 2007 769.98 Le Pont de la Tour, 10 March, 2005 761.88 Indian Ocean Restaurant, 24 September, 2007 629.31 Pudong Shangri La, Shanghai, 14 April, 2006 594.91 Cinnamon Club, 12 June, 2006 523.58 Hotel Nacional, Havana, Cuba, 7 November, 2006 510.35 Magdalen Restaurant, 31 May, 2007 481.50 Koi Restaurant, 31 July, 2006 443.21 Gran Paradiso Restaurant, 11 February, 2008 450.00 BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN KENSPRICIESTNIGHTSOUT Raid: Jamie Waylett, who plays bully Vincent Crabbe HarryPotteractorfacesprison overcannabis-growingcharges LONDON EYE: PAGES 8&9 Inbrief Attacker stalks girls in uniform DETECTIVES are hunting a man over a string of sex attacks on schoolgirls. The attacker targets girls in uniform on their way to school and lifts up their skirts. The man -- who is white, aged 30 or older, of slim to medium build with blue eyes -- is thought to have carried out 23 assaults in Enfield, Waltham Forest, Barnet and Redbridge over the last year. Hoodedgunmen shootteenagers TWO teenage boys have been gunned down on a London housing estate. The 16-year-olds were shot in the legs at the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in Camden. A third youth, 17, was beaten by the hooded gunmen. Witnesses described seeing three men run into the estate and hearing three shots. The victims were recovering in hospital last night with injuries said to be non life-threatening. Hotelrateup2% in London boom A HUGE influx of tourists into London this summer has pushed the average hotel room rate up to 134 -- the second most expensive in Europe. The average nightly price is two per cent higher than last year and behind only Geneva (157), according to price comparison website Trivago. London is bucking the trend, as most hotel chains slash their rates to fill rooms. Dazzlingdisplay of2mjewellery MORE than 2million worth of the worlds finest jewellery has gone on display in the West End. Gems normally reserved for the super-rich or celebrities on the red carpet were on sale today at Selfridges in Oxford Street. Among items on offer were a Cartier Trinity bracelet featuring more than 2,700 diamonds, totalling 126 carats, for 420,000. raided his mothers three-storey home in Camden, north London. Do you tweet? Follow us at: LondonLiteNews Dining out: Livingstone spent thousands at taxpayers expense at a time eating at some of the worlds finest res- taurants. His credit card bills show Red Ken enjoyed regular meals at Le Pont de la Tour -- near his former office at City Hall and regarded as the best of the many restaurants on Shad Thames. The largest single bill at the French res- taurant was for 1,267.59 in January 2007. Two years earlier he spent 761.88 of tax- payers money at the same restaurant. Mr Livingstone also used MPs favour- ite curry house the Cinnamon Club in Westminster where he spent 523.58. Lavish meals were also bought in Cuba, Shanghai and New York. Andrew Boff, a Tory member of the London Assembly, said: Ken seems to have been living a high old life on the taxpayer. Mr Livingstone is not thought to have broken any rules. A spokesman said: A responsibility of the mayor of London is to promote the city. This requires meet- ing business leaders, politicians and sporting organisers in order to secure investment in London. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html