Corrie fans emotional as Yasmeen declared ‘not guilty’ in Geoff abuse case

Coronation Street 's Yasmeen Nazir was declared "not guilty" on Monday's episode, in scenes that left some viewers weeping with joy.

The grandmother, played by Shelley King, has been through hell and back in the past year, only for justice to prevail in the courts.

Yasmeen's husband, Geoff Metcalfe, won her over with his charming behaviour when they first met, but over the course of a year, he proved to be a cruel and violent husband.

In a domestic violence story that shook the nation, Geoff (Ian Bartholomew) exerted his control over his wife behind closed doors.

Driven to breaking point earlier this year, Yasmeen stabbed Geoff in the neck with a broken wine bottle, lashing out in an act of self-defence.

She has spent recent months behind bars, awaiting her trial, which took place in emotional scenes last Friday.

Geoff's ex-wife, Elaine Jones, played by Paula Wilcox, saved the day, taking to the witness stand and proving he had a pattern of abusive behaviour towards women.

Yasmeen's face, which had been trembling with anticipation, lit up in relief when she heard the verdict, while Geoff looked furious.

The judge turned to her, and gently said: "Mrs Metcalfe, you are free to go."

Meanwhile, Geoff stood up out of his seat and raged at the court, accusing the jury of "going soft" in a vile rant over the verdict.

Watching from home, Corrie fans took to Twitter to rejoice, celebrating Yasmeen's release from prison in emotional tweets.

One said: "Ok I’m crying at #corrie finally!!!”

"I AM CRYING YAAS YASMEEEEN," wrote a second.

And a third penned: "Im not crying , you are #Corrie.”

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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