CORONATION Street fans are convinced Geoff Metcalfe set up Yasmeen Nazir’s shock mugging in tonight’s episode.
The grandmother of two was grabbed and dragged into the alleyway as she made her way home with the restaurant takings in her bag.
Screaming in terror, her desperate cries were fortunately heard by neighbour Tracy Barlow who raced to her rescue and helps get a shaken Yasmeen safely back to No.6.
When Geoff eventually arrived home, he was horrified to discover that Yasmeen has been mugged and after double checking that she has informed the police, Tracy left them to it.
Despite her harrowing ordeal, Yasmeen is determined to return to work but Geoff, wanting to play protector, has other ideas and is annoyed by her suggestion.
However, fans are convinced Geoff arranged the mugging so he can exert control over her.
One wrote on Twitter: “OMG I thought he set up Yasmins robbery. slow controlling tactics saw it months ago…”
Another said: “Omg I totally thought that he staged the mugging! #coronationstreet”.
A third wrote: “Anyone else think Geff set that mugging up on Yasmine? #coronationstreet”.
Later in the episode, when Yasmeen heads home from work again, she’s unnerved to realise that someone is now following her.
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When she gets home she tells Geoff – Ian Bartholomew – that she wishes she’d listened to him and let him walk her home.
Last week it was revealed that Yasmeen and Geoff – who is Tim Metcalfe’s dad – are set to be embroiled in a dark abuse storyline in upcoming episodes.
Is this just the beginning of a downhill turn for our much-loved Yasmeen?
Scenes will show Geoff increasing his obsessive influence over his partner, as the hit ITV soap, which is known for tackling difficult subjects like suicide and addiction, draws upon the damage of non-physical abuse.
Charities including Women’s Aid have been consulted on the storyline, which is intended to educate viewers on the “invisible prison” created by controlling partners.
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