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'Corrie' Reveals Yasmeen's Fate For Attacking Geoff After Months Of Abuse

'Corrie' Reveals Yasmeen's Fate For Attacking Geoff After Months Of Abuse

Coronation Street's ongoing coercive control storyline is set to come to a head this week as Yasmeen Nazir is charged with killing her abusive partner Geoff Metcalfe.

The ITV soap has chronicled the slow build up of abuse that Geoff (Ian Bartholomew) has inflicted on Yasmeen (Shelley King) since the paired tied the knot last year.

However dramatic scenes this week show Yasmeen lash out at Geoff, stabbing him with a broken wine bottle - and now she faces criminal charges for her actions.

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Yasmeen is charged for the killing in her first interview (Credit: ITV)
Yasmeen is charged for the killing in her first interview (Credit: ITV)

In scenes that air this week, we see Geoff and Yasmeen go on a night out where he forces his wife to wear a dress he had originally bought for an escort, leaving her feeling demeaned and embarrassed.

Yasmeen also discovered she's been given as STD through Geoff, and it's when he doesn't offer her any food back at home - taunting her by eating in front of her - that she finally snaps.

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Now, new images show Yasmeen donning police-issued grey clothing while being questioned down the police station.

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Following the stabbing, Yasmeen calls the police to report what she's done. When police arrive, we see Geoff's son Tim (Joe Duttine) run towards the couple's house, but the police won't allow him inside.

Geoff's son Tim is stopped from entering the house by police (Credit: ITV)
Geoff's son Tim is stopped from entering the house by police (Credit: ITV)

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Meanwhile, Yasmeen arrives at the police station to find lawyer Imran Habeeb waiting for her and during her initial interview, she is charged with the murder.

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Later on, her granddaughter Alya (Sair Khan) tries desperately to inform the police that Geoff has been controlling her gran for months.

Viewers have watched gripped as the once vivacious Yasmeen become a shell of her former self all thanks to radio DJ Geoff.

The character's controlling behaviour saw him taking her bank cards off Yasmeen, instal cameras in the home so he can keep an eye on her every move and cut her off from the rest of Weatherfield, convincing her - and the town's residents - that she's an alcoholic, among other evil methods.

(Credit: ITV)
(Credit: ITV)
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Actor Shelley King has spoken about the upcoming showdown episode, saying it was a particularly difficult scene to film.

"There have been many very difficult scenes throughout this storyline but just the technical aspect of a scene like this means that something you see that just plays out for three minutes might take the whole day to film," she said.

Yasmeen stabs Geoff in scenes that air this week (Credit: ITV)
Yasmeen stabs Geoff in scenes that air this week (Credit: ITV)

"During that time you have to concentrate and stay in the moment. Ian and I are very close, we are great friends and we understand each other.

"During the day and a half that we concentrated on the portrayal of that horror we had to keep in the moment, barely talking outside the scene.

Geoff spent months abusing his wife (Credit: ITV)
Geoff spent months abusing his wife (Credit: ITV)

"It was also a closed set. You have to contact so many things in yourself, when you have three minutes filmed over a day and half you have no recovery time and you can't afford to joke and laugh.

"Every single person on set understood and were amazing and were concentrating on making those moments happen."

Coronation Street continues tonight on ITV1.

To report domestic abuse you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247, or if it is not safe to do so, visit the organisation's website and discreetly fill out a form.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

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