Fresh inquest into the death of Yousef Makki resumes today

16 October 2023

Yousef Makki inquest

After the previous inquest judgement was quashed by the High Court earlier this year, a fresh inquest into the death of Yousef Makki has resumed today.

In March 2019, 17-year-old Yousef Makki died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest, sustained during an incident in the street in a well-to-do suburb of South Manchester. The boy who wielded the flick knife which caused the fatal injury was subsequently tried for murder but acquitted.

The first inquest into Yousef Makki’s death concluded in November 2021 with The Senior Coroner for South Manchester determining that there was insufficient evidence to conclude whether the killing was lawful or unlawful, recording that the precise circumstances could not be ascertained even on the balance of probabilities.

Pete Weatherby KC of our inquests and inquiries team and Matthew Stanbury of Park Square Barristers represented the family at the inquest, instructed by Watson Woodhouse Solicitors.

Previous articles on this matter can be found here.

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