CORONATION STREET viewers complimented the soap for its portrayal of coercive control and domestic abuse, despite many finding the storyline of Yasmeen Nazir hard to look at. But what if he sinisterly ends it? Geoff Metcalfe (played by Ian Bartholomew) has gained more and more influence over life at Yasmeen Nazir (Shelley King) for the past eleven months. The Speed Daal chef is oblivious of being tormented every single day and being coercively dominated by her spouse. Express.co.uk talked exclusively to Sarah Jane Lenihan, a lawyer at Stowe Family Law LLP, about this crucial plot being presented by Coronation Street and the possible outcomes, and there is a risk that the violence could go a stage too far, leading to the death of Yasmeen
In 2015, the Serious Crime Act was implemented that rendered a criminal offense restraining or abusive conduct in a romantic or family partnership, where the behavior has a serious effect on the individual. In addition, the Home Office provided Statutory Guidance ' Controlling or Coercive Conduct in Intimate or Family Relationships ' which includes a non-exhaustive list of possible coercive or regulated behaviors including isolating an individual from his or her friends and family, financial harassment including financial control, such as allowing a person only a punitive allowance, prohibiting a person from doing so.
Viewers tuned in on Friday night to see just how terrified Geoff has become of Yasmeen.
He had convinced her to remain home and rest earlier in the week after she hurt her back and when Geoff came home from working a restaurant shift he ordered dinner.
"Feed talk, I'm so famished! What time is supper?"Geoff asked, and Yasmeen replied," Sorry, Geoff, I haven't started to cook yet, I was so busy with it all! "Yet her response was not good enough for her, so he promptly threw her into the oven to solve her dinner.
Yasmeen served the meal she had prepared in the next scene: "I would have made a proper stew but I know you're hungry," she clarified apologetically.
There's no meat, "snarled Geoff and Yasmeen replied:" I was running out of money, you said I had to hold to the budget." "I'm not eating this waste!"Having scraped the food directly into the garbage, Geoff screamed, then threw the plate down.
Yasmeen then tried to transform him into an option, but Geoff yelled back: "No, I'm going to do it like I'm doing everything else around this house, except to look after your precious chickens. Get right upstairs! Give me some space; when I'm ready, I'll call you.With Yasmeen out of sight, Geoff looked evilly over his shoulder and spectators were amazed when he went out to get the beloved pet chicken from Yasmeen, Charlotte Bronte, which he later served to her for their dinner.
Smells good! I didn't realize you were in the store, and you'd have to wake me up!"Yasmeen said as she went downstairs. "I'm so sorry," Geoff added. "I'm going to be the one to apologize." I wasn't meant to get so angry, it was just work-stress, excuse me?"She sat down at the dining table after accepting Yasmeen's apologies and Geoff said, ' I am you. Fine, ' responded Yasmeen. "It's definitely not [ dry ] at all. Absolutely fine. Too juicy, ' she said as she shoveled the beef ravenously into her mouth.
"Okay, I figured she might be a little dry as an older girl," Geoff noted gradually watching Yasmeen know that she was feeding her own cat. "One more moment, I'd like to raise a toast to Charlotte." Incapable of realizing what had happened, Yasmeen screamed and spat the meat away, and then fled screaming and spluttering outside.
"You 're feeling better already, did you throw up? I always figured you would be pleased, "he said. "I spared us petrol, instead of having one stuffed full of water and substances I using our own chicken for the milk.
When Yasmeen protested that Geoff should have first requested her permission, he defended: "I needed it to come as a surprise! It wasn't fun, you know, killing and plucking, it was ruddy hard work, she put up a good fight. "He then flipped and blamed Yasmeen for the whole thing:" If you hadn't first made such a mess of dinner, none of that would have happened, "and told her to do the washing up as he left for the bar.
With Geoff capable of killing a chicken to prove Yasmeen an argument, how far should he go to give comfort to his wife?
Sarah spoke about how long it might take for Yasmeen to realize what is happening to her, or someone in her place to seek help.
, After the first accident, I had clients that phoned the police and sought legal advice and ended the partnership. On the other side, I have had other individuals who have suffered the conduct for many years; in one case as long as 50 years until I had the strength to leave.
When Yasmeen protested that Geoff should have first asked her permission, he defended: "I wanted it to come as a surprise! It wasn't fun, you know, killing and plucking, it was ruddy hard work, she put up a good fight. "He then flipped and blamed Yasmeen for the whole thing:" If you hadn't first made such a mess of dinner, none of that would have happened, "and told her to do the washing up as he left for the bar.
With Geoff capable of killing a chicken to prove Yasmeen a point, how far will he go to teach a lesson to his wife?