Hale Barns stabbing: Two teenagers charged following murder of 17-year-old Yousef Makki

Suspects remain in police custody and will appear at youth court

Chiara Giordano
Tuesday 05 March 2019 23:02
Yousef Makki, 17, was stabbed to death in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, on 2 March
Yousef Makki, 17, was stabbed to death in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, on 2 March

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Greater Manchester.

Yousef Ghaleb Makki was stabbed to death in Hale Barns, near Altrincham, on Saturday evening.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with Yousef’s murder and possession of a bladed article on Tuesday.

Another boy, who is also 17 and cannot be named, has been charged with assisting an offender and possession of a bladed article.

They remain in custody and will both appear before Manchester Youth Court on Wednesday 6 March, a police spokesperson said.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Gorse Bank Road at about 6.40pm on Saturday.

Officers attended the scene and Yousef was taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

The attack took place in Gorse Bank Drive, Hale Barns, at 6.40pm on Saturday

It follows the fatal stabbing of a 17 year-old girl, Jodie Chesney, in a park in Harold Hill, east London, on Friday.

Last month three teenagers were stabbed to death in Birmingham over a 12 day period.

Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to call 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.