THE death of a young woman from Hindley is being considered for an hour-long TV show.

The producers of Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories have been in contact with the parents of Carly Fairhurst, who died at the age of 19 in 2006 after being pushed down a flight of stairs by her boyfriend Darren Pilkington.

He was convicted of manslaughter after leaving her all night with grave injuries from which she never recovered and ended up serving 10 years in prison for the callous crime.

Her mum Sheila, 60, and dad Trevor, 63, set up The Carly Fund in her memory and have become prominent campaigners and public speakers on domestic violence.

They are both being presented with MBEs in recognition of the work they do to curtail domestic violence and help victims on Friday and would be happy for the ITV series to feature the story of their daughter’s tragic death and how it has affected the family.

Grandmother-of-two Sheila said: “When a researcher from the show hosted by Robert Rinder got in contact with us he explained that the programme would focus more about how losing Carly has affected us as a family rather than solely on the crime itself.

“Nothing has been set in concrete yet but the show is considering using Carly’s story.

“The show gets screened during the day and at night so it gets seen by millions of viewers.”

Carly’s story previously featured in Britain’s Darkest Taboos documentary series on the Crime and Investigation channel in 2012.

Sheila added: “People from around the world are still getting in touch with us about Carly and also sharing their own experiences of domestic abuse.

“Some of their stories are quite amazing.”

The reality TV show would give Sheila and Trevor the chance to further raise awareness of the charitable fund they set up in Carly’s name.

The Carly Fund has raised more than £60,000 for the Wigan Victim Support and Witness Service to help other victims of domestic violence and ensure that she did not die for nothing.

Aiding others has helped Sheila and Trevor come to terms with their daughter’s death and they are looking forward to becoming Members of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

Sheila said: “I am buzzing with excitement.

“It should be a great occasion for us all as a family.”

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