TOP soap Coronation Street is to screen a frightening, gritty storyline.
And the news has been welcomed by a Huddersfield campaigner who lost her only child to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Stacey Rodgers has praised Coronation Street writers for the forthcoming Christmas storyline.
Dominic Rodgers, 10, died at his Fartown home, in February 2004, from inhaling fumes which had seeped from a neighbour’s faulty boiler into his bedroom.
And monoxide poisoning will be at the centre of a plot to unfold on Coronation Street over Christmas.
Fiz Brown, the character played by actress Jennie McAlpine, will be left fighting for her life after Tyrone, played by Alan Halsall, fixes her boiler but fails to do the job properly.
Ms Stacey Rodgers said she was delighted that the popular soap will raise awareness of CO to millions of viewers over Christmas.
Stacey founded the Dominic Rodgers Trust after her son’s death and has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the gas known as the ‘silent killer’.
Ms Rodgers, 35, of Deighton, said: “It’s going to be fantastic and it will definitely get the message out there.
“We need to push the message that people need to have their boilers and heating fitted by Gas Safe registered engineers and they need to install CO alarms.
“It’s the time of year when people will be staying in so it could save a lot of lives and warn people about cowboy fitters.
“After watching Coronation Street a lot of people will go online and find out about CO. I didn’t know about CO when Dominic died so it’s a brilliant thing.”
Stacey also praised Yorkshire MEP Linda McAvan who last week launched a campaign with fire and rescue authorities in Yorkshire to raise awareness of CO.