CORONATION Street’s Yasmeen Nazir’s abuse ordeal is going to go on for even longer when Geoff Metcalfe survives being stabbed and she is charged with attempted murder.
The chef – who is played by actress Shelley King in the ITV soap – has been coercively controlled by manipulative Geoff for more than a year and next week she will be pushed to breaking point and stab him in self-defence.
He has broken down her self-esteem to the point where she struggles to do anything without his express permission, and has lost access to her own money and friends and family over him.
In one horrific scene he killed her beloved pet chicken Charlotte Bronte before tricking her into eating her – an episode that saw a huge spike of viewers seeking advice from ITV’s helpline.
HOAR Online exclusively revealed last month how Yasmeen will find the courage to leave Geoff but it will all go horribly wrong and she will end up being charged with attempted murder.
A source said: “Yasmeen will finally realise what Geoff has been doing to her but her escape spirals out of control.
“There’s an explosive incident and Yasmeen has no choice but to do what she does.
“She will be arrested and charged for the attempted murder of Geoff.”
The insider revealed the soap has already filmed court scenes with Yasmeen as she’s locked up for trying to kill Geoff.
Viewers will be left devastated for her as she struggles to get people to believe what Geoff has done to her for months.
The soap has worked with Women’s Aid in order to raise awareness of coercive control – with the storyline being widely praised for showing the truth of what happens to victims.
Teresa Parker of Women’s Aid praised the soap for tackling the difficult to watch subject.
She said: “Coercive control underpins almost all abusive relationships, and Geoff has established himself at the centre of Yasmeen’s life, and manipulated her in so many ways, controlling what she can and can’t do.
“She is doubting her own judgement and memories. Gradually we are seeing the long term effects of living with an abusive partner, as she sees less of her family and friends and becomes increasingly isolated.”
* Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm on ITV