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Manchester Grammar School pupil named as 17-year-old who died in Hale Barns stabbing

By David Prior at

Police have named the 17-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Hale Barns last night as Yousef Ghaleb Makki.

The teenager, from Burnage, was a pupil at Manchester Grammar School.

Police were called to Gorse Bank Road in Hale Barns at around 6.40pm last night to a report that a teenager had been stabbed.

The scene on Gorse Bank Road in Hale Barns this morning

Officers attended and the boy was taken to hospital but he sadly died.

His loved ones are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

A Home Office Post Mortem is due to take place this afternoon and two 17-year-old boys remain in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder.

The teenager who died has been named as Yousef Ghaleb Makki, from Burnage.

Detectives leading the investigation are appealing for anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Gorse Bank Road or Sunbank Lane to come forward with information.

Detective Superintendent Phil Reade, Head of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is an incredibly tragic case which has seen a teenage boy sadly lose his life.

“Yousef’s family has understandably been left devastated by his death and the thoughts of the entire investigation team remain with them at this difficult time.

“A team of dedicated detectives have been working throughout the night and into today trying to establish exactly what happened. The investigation is in its very early stages and we continue to remain open minded about why Yousef was attacked, and we would like to speak to anyone who may have information that can assist.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was walking or driving in the vicinity of Gorse Bank Road or Sunbank Lane at around 6:30pm. These people may not realise it but they could hold vital information to assist the investigation and help Yousef’s family get the answers they deserve.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 6777 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

A policeman guards the scene on Gorse Bank Road this morning