How last words of pregnant lawyer HELPED jail her abusive partner – as her murder is set to be aired in C4 true crime show

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Unprecedented footage will grant viewers access to the inner workings of a court room for the first time – and shows the shocking moment a ‘wicked’ killer who murdered his pregnant wife faces her grief-stricken family.

Fawziyah Javed was thrown 50ft off Arthur’s Seat in September 2021 by Kashif Anwar after a horrific campaign of abuse.

Javed, who helped jail her partner from beyond the grave by collecting evidence of the abuse she was subjected to by Anwar, was told by him just months before: ‘The sooner you’re dead or the sooner you’re out of my life, it’ll be better.’

Court Ruling

Anwar, from Leeds, was jailed for at least 20 years after being found guilty of the 31-year-old’s murder during a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

New footage shows the 29-year-old in court with his head bowed as the jury’s verdict is returned and he is sentenced by judge Lord Beckett in April.

About The Documentary, ‘The Push: Murder on the Cliff’

The footage, filmed for a new Channel 4 documentary ‘The Push: Murder on the Cliff’ which tells the story of the case, also reveals the final words of Javed to a passerby before she died after falling off the Edinburgh Landmark. 

Daniyah Rafique, 24, 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.’ Javed died a short time later. 

Evidences That Secure Conviction in the Case

Alex Prentice KC, the lead prosecutor in the case, said evidence collated by the victim in the months leading up to the murder was crucial to securing a conviction in the case.

Fawziyah had secretly recorded phone calls of Anwar threatening her and went to the police twice so that there was a record of his abusive behaviour, although she didn’t want them to intervene at that point.

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The second police report was made just days before Anwar killed the employment lawyer from Leeds on a weekend away to Edinburgh. 

Anwar took her to the hillside beauty spot in the evening of September 2. Javed died at 10.18pm that night. 

A recording Javed made on her phone in April 2021 of two calls with her husband is played in court. 

In one, Anwar rages at Javed: ‘Who the f*** do you think you are?. You’re a disease in everyone’s life.’

On the next call, the same evening, Javed pleads, ‘Do I not have a say in how I want my life with you?’

‘You’re being a bitch,’ her husband tells her. ‘Why the f*** are you not listening to me? You’re not a man, so start behaving like a woman. 

‘Why the f*** did you decide to ruin my f***ing life? I tell you one thing – you end this and I’ll ruin yours. You know what, Fawziyah? I mean it.’ 

Speaking in the new Channel 4 Documentary, which was granted access to the trial earlier this year, Mr Prentice added: ‘Fawziyah collected a great deal of evidence which formed the pillar of the prosecution case.

‘The evidence of what Fawziyah said was crucial. It was effectively Fawziyah speaking to the jury.

‘I have prosecuted many murder cases over the course of my career but for a variety of reasons this case is extraordinary.’

Asked if Anwar would have been found guilty without Fawziyah’s evidence, he said: ‘It would have been very difficult.’

A friend and legal colleague of Fawziyah called Ingrid added: ‘She built this massive mountain of evidence culminating with giving a statement to the police on the verge of her dying.

‘The fact she was a lawyer with all the legal training, I do think she must have thought about leaving this evidence behind.

‘I remember feeling like she died like a lawyer.’

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