Manchester

Harry Potter actress' family charged over kill threats

The father and brother of an actress who starred in Harry Potter have been charged with threatening to kill her at her home in Manchester.

Afshan Azad, 22, was cast as Padma Patil, a classmate of the child wizard in the film series.

Abdul Azad, 54, and his son Ashraf, 28, are alleged to have threatened her at her Longsight home. The 28-year-old is also accused of assaulting his sister.

Both men appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

The case was adjourned until July 12 for committal proceedings to Manchester Crown Court.

Miss Azad first appeared as her character - the identical twin sister of Parvati Patil - in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

She will also feature in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, the final film in the saga.

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