Six members of a family, who admit to attempting to kidnap their sister’s lesbian partner, await sentencing today at Preston Crown Court.

ITV News reports that the court was told the family did not accept Nazma Ditta’s same-sex relationship, and arranged for her to marry her cousin in Pakistan.

On 20 June last year, three of her sisters were seen on CCTV kicking and punching her partner Sarah Harrison, while trying to force her into a car.

They also stole the woman’s handbag in a bid to find out information about where their sister was staying, while brother Tahmoor Ditta threatened Ms Harrison’s friend with a pointed blade.

The court also heard that Nazma Ditta was threatened by her sisters as she planned to leave home. They said “just wait til we get hold of you”,  “I am dead to you”.