Family of Harry Potter actress charged with making threats

July 4, 2010 8:16:29 AM PDT
The father and brother of an actress who starred in the Harry Potter movies have been charged with threatening to kill her. The 22-year-old Afshan Azad is cast as Padma Patil, a classmate of the teenage wizard, in the movie series.

Her father, 54-year-old Abdul Azad and elder brother, 28-year-old Ashraf, are alleged to have threatened her at her home in the northern English city of Manchester on May 21.

Ashraf is also accused of assaulting his sister.

Both men appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court to face charges on Tuesday.

The case was adjourned until July 12.