A NEW documentary will explore the murder of a much-loved pregnant woman who was killed by her abusive husband.

Fawziyah Javed, 31, who lived in Pudsey, and her unborn child died after she was pushed from Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, in September 2021.

Kashif Anwar, 29, from Leeds, was found guilty of the murder after a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

He was given a life sentence and ordered to serve at least 20 years behind bars.

A two-part Channel 4 documentary called The Push was granted rare access to film the trial at the High Court.

The Push - created by Farsley-based TV production company Candour Productions - will air on Sunday and Monday at 9pm on Channel 4. 

During the documentary, Fawziyah's grieving mum Yasmin Javed said: "That life that I had, that's gone, it's finished. 

"Fawziyah was our life, our world, our everything. 

"Everyone fell in love with her. 

"At the age of eight she wanted to become a lawyer. 

"She stood for fun, fairness and justice."

Asian Image: Fawziyah, 31, and her unborn child died after she was pushed from Arthur’s Seat by her husbandFawziyah, 31, and her unborn child died after she was pushed from Arthur’s Seat by her husband

Her daughter, who was around 17 weeks pregnant when she was pushed from Arthur's Seat, used her dying words to reveal it was her abusive husband who caused her to fall about 50ft before her body came to a rest.

Daniyah Rafique managed to reach the dying employment lawyer on the side of the hill, where she was told: "Don't let my husband near me, he pushed me."

Anna Hall, director of The Push, said Candour Productions went through a "very rigorous" process to be able to film the trial, with the backing of Fawziyah's family. 

She said: "We met the family through Karma Nirvana, which runs a national helpline and aims to end honour-based abuse in the UK.

"They were really keen to work with us on the films and raise awareness about domestic abuse, and how it can happen to anyone.

"They also wanted to honour Fawziyah - she was a wonderful, kind, successful person who had her whole life ahead of her."

She added: "Part intimate portrait of a grieving family, part real-life courtroom drama, the documentary series allows viewers to watch all the evidence as if on the jury benches themselves. 

"Fawziyah's family has seen the films several times now - and they feel we've done what we set out to do.

"She will never be forgotten."