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Debbie Makki, Mother Of Stabbed Teen Yousef Makki, Has Died

Debbie Makki, Mother Of Stabbed Teen Yousef Makki, Has Died

The mother of stabbed schoolboy Yousef Makki has sadly died, her family has confirmed.

Debbie Makki, 55, tragically passed away in the early hours of this morning (24 May).

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The news was announced on the Facebook page Justice for Yousef Makki by Yousef's sister Jade Akoum.

The statement read: "24th of May at 4am my beautiful strong mum Debbie Makki peacefully passed away.

"God rest your soul, at least you are with Yousef now, we told him we needed you here a bit longer but you had to be together!

"I seen you over the fence twice in 12 weeks because I was worried about you with corona and we said we would all have a big party once it was all over.

"We love you so so much, I didn't think my heart could take any more pain and loss and grief.

Debbie Makki has tragically passed away. Credit: PA
Debbie Makki has tragically passed away. Credit: PA
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"Please say a prayer for her soul today and pray for my little brother who has lost two of the closest people to him in the space of a year and all of us that have been left behind.

"Mum died with a broken heart and we knew she wanted justice for Yousef and I promise you mum we won't give up until we get it for you."

A separate statement from the Akoum and Makki families read: "It is with a broken heart that we have to share this devastating news - our beloved mum and nana, so loved by everyone who knew her, died in the early hours of this morning.

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"She was rushed to hospital via ambulance two days ago after struggling at home.

"The doctors told us she was critical. She was not strong enough to fight.

The 55-year-old's death was announced by her daughter Jade Akoum. Credit: PA
The 55-year-old's death was announced by her daughter Jade Akoum. Credit: PA

"Lockdown isolated my mum from her grandchildren, who kept her going and she had too much time to think about the loss of Yousef.

"We were unable to be with her in her last moments, just as we were unable to be with Yousef, but they are together now which brings us some comfort.

"Our world has fallen apart all over again and we are all in complete shock."

Yousef, 17, was tragically killed by Joshua Molnar in March 2019. Following a trial at Manchester Crown Court, Molnar was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter.

The teenager claimed that he was acting in self defence after Yousef pulled out a knife.

After admitting possession of a knife, which inflicted the fatal injury, as well as lying to police, Molnar, now 18, was sentenced to a 16-month detention and training order.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Debbie Makki's funeral.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]