Latest teenage stabbing victim named as Yousef Ghaleb Makkias as police make appeal

Police at the scene on Gorse Bank Road in the village of Hale Barns Credit: Peter Bynre/PA

A 17-year-old boy stabbed to death in Altrincham has been named as Yousef Ghaleb Makki.

Two teenagers have been arrested after the victim was attacked on Gorse Bank Road, Hale Barns, around 6.40pm on Saturday.

Yousef was rushed to hospital but later died, Greater Manchester Police said.

His death came just a day after a 17-year-old girl, Jodie Chesney, was fatally stabbed in a London park.

His family have been informed and officers are currently with them offering support.

Two teenagers have been arrested. Credit: PA

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.