Viewers complain to Ofcom as abuse storyline heats up.
Fans of Coronation Street favourite Yasmeen Nazir are turning to media regulator Ofcom to vent their anger at the abusive treatment she receives from partner Geoff Metcalfe.
The soap has been tackling the emotive issue of coercive control with the characters, with Yasmeen’s life changing dramatically over several months.
The Sun reports that Ofcom has received numerous complaints from fans, peaking at the start of February when Geoff took his anger out on Yasmeen for a failed magic trick by locking her in a box.
Geoff has taken over Yasmeen’s life by convincing her that she is an alcoholic, cutting her off from her friends and family and by emotionally abusing her.
Coronation Street continues tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV and STV.