A Harry Potter actress whose father and brother are accused of threatening to kill her has pleaded with the courts to drop the charges.

Afshan Azad, 22, who has appeared in four of the blockbuster movies as Padma Patil, doesn't want to see her family members locked up as a result of an incident at her home in Manchester.

Her father Abdul Azad, 54, and brother Ashraf Azad, 28, both of Longsight in Manchester, allegedly made a threat against Afshan's life during a bust-up about her boyfriend.

Ashraf Azad is also accused of assaulting his sister causing her actual bodily harm.

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