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Yousef Makki was stabbed in Altrincham on Saturday
A teenager has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester.Yousef Makki, from Burnage, died after being attacked in Gorse Bank Road, Hale Barns, near Altrincham, on Saturday.A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article. Another boy, 17, has been charged with assisting an offender and possession of a bladed article.The pair are due to appear at Manchester Youth Court on Wednesday.Yousef's parents described him as a "loving and caring son and brother", and said he had phoned hours before his death to say he would be home for tea.
"The next knock at the door [was] officers with the tragic news... it is every parent's worst nightmare," they said.In their tribute, Yousef's family said he was a sporty and a dedicated student."We are absolutely devastated and cannot believe that our son has gone. This senseless loss has affected the whole community," they said.
Flowers were placed in memory of Yousef Makki outside his school
Manchester Grammar School, where Yousef was studying for his A-levels, said his death was a "tragic loss" and he was a "dearly loved, incredibly bright pupil".He is thought to have won a scholarship to attend the However, Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick disagreed, saying there was "some link".Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said there is "no single solution" to tackling knife crime.
Greater Manchester Police
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