23 Jan 2024

Nottingham stabbing: Grace O’Malley-Kumar died trying to save friend

A young woman who was stabbed to death in Nottingham was trying to save her friend, say her family – who described Grace O’Malley Kumar as a “hero”.

But her killer, who stabbed two others to death in the same attack, will not face murder charges. Valdo Calocane admitted to the manslaughter of Ms O’Malley-Kumar and her friend Barnaby Webber, as well as caretaker Ian Coates. But his plea of diminished responsibility was accepted by Nottingham Crown Court.