Harry Potter star Afshan Azad fled her family home after her father and brother allegedly threatened to kill her in a row over a boyfriend.

The 21-year-old actress, who has appeared in four of the hit films as one of the movie wizard's screen girlfriends, was believed to be in hiding last night after the pair appeared in court to face charges.

Abdul Azad, 54, is accused of threatening to kill his daughter while Ashraf Azad, 28, is charged with threatening to kill his sister and of causing her actual bodily harm.

The charges follow an alleged "honour" argument in the Muslim family's home about Afshan's friendship with a Hindu man.

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