Teenager cleared of murdering schoolboy Yousef Makki

A 17-year-old boy has been dramatically cleared of murdering a private school pupil in an affluent suburb of Greater Manchester.

The teenager, who cannot be named, was accused of stabbing to death his friend Yousef Makki, 17, following a botched attempt to rob a drug dealer.

There were angry scenes in Manchester crown court as the defendant, referred to as Boy A, was found not guilty of both murder and manslaughter.

Makki’s father, Ghaleb Makki, exploded in fury and shouted expletives as the judge cleared the courtroom. “Where’s the justice…
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