Two 17-year-old boys accused of knifing Hale Barns teenager Yousef Makki have been found not guilty of all charges
Both boys (who cannot be named because they are under 18) were found not guilty of the murder or the alternative charge of manslaughter, they were also found not guilty of conspiract to commit robbery.
We have read that the father of Yousef Makki broke down when the verdicts were read out.
Another boy was also found not guilty of perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Although we are disappointed in today’s verdict, we must respect the decision of the jury.
“In losing their son, Yousef’s mum and dad have been faced with every parent’s worst nightmare, and we have specialist officers continuing to support Yousef’s family as they come to terms with the verdict.
“I know people in the community may be shocked and upset, but I would urge people to be respectful of Yousef’s family and their feelings as they come to terms with today’s conclusion.
“Our main focus will be providing support to the family and we will be engaging with the Crown Prosecution Service over the coming day to consider the next steps to take with our investigation.”