Schorlarship based student 17, stabbed to death by 2 rich kids

The helpless boy succumbed to stab wounds.

A schoolboy stabbed to death in a wealthy Cheshire village was an ‘A* student’ who wanted to be a heart surgeon.

Yousef Makki, 17, was a sixth-form pupil at the elite Manchester Grammar School, where alumni include former England cricket captain Mike Atherton.

Yousef Makki, 17, died of stab wounds on Saturday night. He wanted to be a heart surgeon

Yousef is thought to have received a scholarship to attend the school, where fees are in excess of £12,000 a year.

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They are both also pupils at prestigious schools in the North West and are believed to live in multi-million pound homes in the area.

Yousef was stabbed at 6.40pm on Saturday in a quiet, tree-lined residential street in Hale Barns, a village known for its well-heeled residents.

Those with homes nearby include a string of sports stars and classical singer Russell Watson.

By contrast, Yousef lived in a modest mid-terrace former council house about ten miles away in Burnage, Manchester.

His mother is English, while his father is believed to be from Lebanon.

Forensic work continued at the murder scene yesterday.

One resident said of the scene on Saturday night: ‘It was like Blackpool Illuminations with all the lights. The boy was leaning against a tree outside.

‘By the time we came out to the drive the police were there. They told us to get back inside and in the end we weren’t allowed to leave until about 9pm.

‘The police response was excellent – I can’t fault that.

‘Staff from two private security firms were also out here so I presume they had been alerted to something going on. Lots of the houses here have CCTV.


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