Friend of fatally stabbed private school student, 17, was 'captured praying with blood on his hands'

Mail Online | 6/26/2019 | Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline
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A boy said to be involved in the murder of his friend Yousef Makki was captured on police bodycam footage praying with blood on his hands, jurors were told.

The 17 year old is seen sobbing and being comforted by his mother at home after he tried to stem the bleeding from a single 12cm stab wound the Manchester Grammar School pupil had suffered in Hale Barns, Trafford, on March 2.

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Yousef, from Burnage, had ambitions to become a heart surgeon and had a bursary to attend the elite £13,000-a-year school. He died in hospital.

Boy B, captured sobbing at his mother's home, has admitted possessing a knife but denies conspiracy to rob and perverting the course of justice.

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He allegedly told a series of lies to officers so they wouldn't suspect his friend over the stabbing.

His co-defendant, Boy A, also a boy of 17, admits he stabbed Yousef but denies murder, claiming he acted in self-defence.

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He also denies a charge of conspiracy to rob but he admits perverting the course of justice and possessing the flick knife. Neither of the youths can be named for legal reasons.

During the fourth day of the trial at Manchester Crown Court, the jurors were shown police body-cam footage which showed Boy Two at the scene of the stabbing wanting to be allowed to go home and asking 'how long do you think this process will take?'

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An officer is heard to tell Boy B: 'Do you not think this is a bit of an emergency?'

The boy replies: 'Yes, this is an emergency.'

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