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14th Jun 2023

Students killed in Nottingham horror attack are named


By Jack Peat

The pair both lived in the same halls of residence and were on their way home from a night out when they were attacked

The names of the two students killed in Nottingham have been revealed as Grace Kumar and Barnaby Webber.

They were stabbed to death by a random man in Ilkeston Road in one of three linked incidents in the city early Tuesday.

Both lived in the same halls of residence and were just minutes away from arriving home after a night out.

An eyewitness to a series of attacks in Nottingham has told of hearing “blood-curdling screams” and seeing the attacker stab two people outside his window.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Tributes have poured in for the two Nottingham University students killed in the horror rampage.

It was reported that Grace, 19, was a hockey player for the university’s first team and also played for England Under 18s – as well as representing them at both under 16 and under 18 level.

The Mail reported that she attended Bancroft’s Independent school, and was top scorer for England in the 2018-19 season.

At university, she continued to play the sport she loved, including playing for Surbiton ladies’ first team.

Barney, who has a younger brother Charles, was a talented hockey player and celebrated winning the under-14  county championship with schoolmates in 2018.

He played cricket as an all-rounder for Somerset side Bishops Hull and was man of the match in his last game on  June 4.

He also played for Nottingham University.

Grace’s dad is thought to be Dr Sanjoy Kumar, who saved victims of a gang stabbing in Chingford, Essex, in 2009.

He helped move three knifed teens, aged 15, 16 and 17 to a makeshift trauma room in his surgery before 999 crews arrived.

It is understood Barney and Grace met through their shared love of hockey.

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