Two teens arrested over murder of A* private schoolboy in leafy Manchester village are also pupils at posh schools with mega-bucks homes

TWO teenagers arrested over the murder of a A-star private schoolboy are pupils at posh schools and live in mega bucks homes.

Yousef Makki, 17, was stabbed to death in Hale, Cheshire – hours after Jodie Chesney — a girl the same age — was fatally knifed in Essex.

Straight-A student Yousef, said to be on a scholarship at elite £12,570-a-year Manchester Grammar School, died  following a row over a drug debt.

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

They are both said to be pupils at top schools in the North West and live in multi-million pound mansions in the area, the Daily Mail reports.

The plush village of Hale is also home to Manchester United stars Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelöf and Fred, with houses fetching up to £5million.

Pals say Yousef dreamed of being a heart surgeon. A source said: “He got in with the wrong crowd. They fell out over weed. It’s such a waste.”

Twelve police cars and two private security firms raced to the scene at 6.40pm on Saturday.

They found Yousef, originally from Lebanon, with serious injuries. He died in hospital.

Grim 2019 death toll hits 21

THE killings of Jodie Chesney and Yousef Makki mean there have been at least 21 fatal stabbings in Britain in 2019. The youngest victim — Jaden Moodie — was just 14 when he was killed in East London in January.

JAN 1: Tudor Simionov, 33, in Park Lane, Mayfair, London; Charlotte Huggins, 33, in Camberwell, South London

JAN 4: Lee Pomeroy, 51, on train near Horsley, Surrey

JAN 8: Jaden Moodie, 14, pictured, in Leyton, East London

JAN 27: Kamil Malysz, 34, in Acton, West London

JAN 29: Nedim Bilgin, 17, in Islington, North London; Lajean Richards, 19, in Battersea, South London

FEB 8: Aliny Mendes, 39, in Cheam, Surrey

FEB 10: Dennis Anderson, 39, in East Dulwich, South London

FEB 17: Mohammed Sidali, 16, in Highgate, Birmingham

FEB 18: Bright Akinleye, 22, in Euston, London

FEB 20: Abdullah Muhammad, 16, in Small Heath, Birmingham

FEB 21: Glendon Spence, 23, in Brixton, North London

FEB 23: Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, in Wood Green, North London; Phillip Rooney, 32, in Leigh, near Wigan

FEB 25: David Lopez- Fernandez, 38, in Bethnal Green, East London; Connor Brown, 18, in Sunderland; Hazrat Umar, 17, in Bordesley Green, Birmingham

MAR 1: Jodie Chesney, 17, in Romford, Essex

MAR 2: Yousef Ghaleb Makki, 17, in Hale Barns, Gtr Manchester; woman, 50, in Barnet, North London


A witness said: “The boy was leaning up against a tree. It’s just horrendous.”

Officers were last night comforting Yousef’s heartbroken mum Deborah, 54.

A neighbour at their home in Withington, eight miles away, said: “Yousef didn’t have a bad bone in his body. He could’ve been someone.

He got in with the wrong crowd. It's such a waste.

“It’s just a shame for a young lad with so much potential to have his life taken so young.”

Pal Ayla Oglu wrote online: “He was such a good lad, clever and caring. He could have gone to the best universities. Why did it have to end like that?”

Cops set up tents between homes.

Hale Barns is one of the most expensive areas outside London.



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Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany and cricket hero Andrew Flintoff are locals. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was seen there last week. Ex-Manchester Grammar pupils include actor Sir Ben Kingsley, ex-England cricket captain Mike Atherton, comedian Chris Addison and BBC journalist Faisal Islam.

Wayne Rooney’s eldest son Kai, nine, attended in 2017 before the star moved his family to the US.

Det Supt Phil Reade said Greater Manchester Police remain open- minded about the attack. It is not thought to be gang-related.

  • A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with two stabbings in London yesterday. Cops were called to a boy, 16, knifed in Camden at 11.36am, and a man, 37, attacked in Soho at 6am. Both had life-threatening injuries. A woman in her 40s was being quizzed over the Soho attack.

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