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    The Boy With A Pound In His Pocket

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    The true story of a scholarship pupil at Manchester Grammar school who was stabbed in the heart by one of his friends. Just four months after Yousef was killed, a jury found his friend not guilty of murder or manslaughter.
    ISBN: 9781913406929
    AuthorAkoum, Jade
    SubAuthor1Cusack, Joe
    SubAuthor2Cusack, Ann
    Pub Date28/04/2022
    BindingPaperback
    Pages304
    AvailabilityCurrently out of stock. If available, delivery is usually 5-10 working days.
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    On March 2nd, 2019, Yousef Makki, a scholarship pupil at Manchester Grammar school, was stabbed in the heart by one of his friends on a quiet, leafy street in the wealthy Manchester suburb of Hale Barns.

    The two boys who were with him as the 17-year-old lay dying from a 12cm deep knife wound were brought up in the affluent surrounding areas and like Yousef had attended expensive public schools. But unlike them, Yousef was not from a wealthy family. He grew up seven miles and a world away on a council estate in Burnage and won a life changing bursary to a prestigious grammar school.

    Just four months after Yousef was killed, a jury found his friend not guilty of murder or manslaughter. The outcome has been widely questioned, raising issues of class, wealth, and privilege in the justice system.

    Yousef died from a single stab wound to the chest. When his sister, Jade, collected his blood-stained clothes and personal possessions, he had a single pound coin in his pocket.

    This is Jade's personal story of her brother and how the fight for justice has transformed her life.

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    On March 2nd, 2019, Yousef Makki, a scholarship pupil at Manchester Grammar school, was stabbed in the heart by one of his friends on a quiet, leafy street in the wealthy Manchester suburb of Hale Barns.

    The two boys who were with him as the 17-year-old lay dying from a 12cm deep knife wound were brought up in the affluent surrounding areas and like Yousef had attended expensive public schools. But unlike them, Yousef was not from a wealthy family. He grew up seven miles and a world away on a council estate in Burnage and won a life changing bursary to a prestigious grammar school.

    Just four months after Yousef was killed, a jury found his friend not guilty of murder or manslaughter. The outcome has been widely questioned, raising issues of class, wealth, and privilege in the justice system.

    Yousef died from a single stab wound to the chest. When his sister, Jade, collected his blood-stained clothes and personal possessions, he had a single pound coin in his pocket.

    This is Jade's personal story of her brother and how the fight for justice has transformed her life.