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Two arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice in Yousef Makki trial

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to the Yousef Makki trial.

The 17-year-old who was from Burnage, south Manchester, died in Gorse Bank road in Hale Barns after he was knifed in the heart by his friend on March 2.

Boy A, 17, and another boy, 17, boy B, both from wealthy Cheshire families, were cleared of all charges following a four-week trial at Manchester Crown Court in July.

Greater Manchester Police have now confirmed that two men - aged 18 and 22 - have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to the trial proceedings.

Both have been released under investigation.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said:

On Sunday, August 18, two men-aged 18 and 22-were arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They have been released under investigation. The arrests relate to the Yousef Makki case.

– GMP

In a tribute, Yousef's family said:

[He] was an incredibly bright and ambitious person, receiving all A grades in his GSCEs last year.

Yousef was a caring and loving brother, son and uncle, someone my own children see as the perfect role model.

He was a loyal and loving friend would go above and beyond to support his friends in difficult times and had a kind and humble nature.

– Makki family

Last week, his family said they were in the process of appealing the two boy's 'unduly lenient' sentences and had wrote to the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to refer the sentences to the Court of Appeal.