A woman has appeared in court accused of stalking Harry Styles by sending him 8,000 cards in less than a month. 

Myra Carvalho, 35, of Londridge Road, Kensington, is said to have sent the singer handwritten letters as well as ordering a series of cards for him online that were sent to his address 

Harrow Crown Court was told that Carvalho had been staying at a backpacker hostel in Earls Court having been in the UK since December. 

Of the 8,000 cards sent, some were wedding cards, prosecutors allege. 

Two of the letters were hand-delivered to Mr Styles’ address, the court heard. 

Her family did not know she had travelled to the country, the court was told. 

Appearing via video link from HMP Bronzefield wearing a black coat and gloves, she spoke only to confirm her name during the short hearing and did not indicate a plea. 

Judge Karim Ezzat sent her case to be heard at the same court on April 19. 

She was remanded in custody.