Grace Kumar and Barnaby Webber Wiki – Grace Kumar and Barnaby Webber Biography
Barnaby Webber and Grace Kumar, two university students, were on their way home at 4 a.m. this morning when they were killed just minutes from their house. Grace Kumar has been identified as the second student killed in this morning’s horrible ‘knife and van attack’ in Nottingham.
The students and a man, who is believed to be in his 50s, were tragically killed in a deadly rampage that took place in Nottingham this morning, according to Nottinghamshire Live. The man and woman were both first years and lived in the same halls of residence, a friend said. They were stabbed to death just minutes from the halls in Lenton, Nottingham.
A friend of the male victim told the Mirror: “He was a friend of mine. He was just walking home from a club like we all do. They just got unlucky. They were just five minutes from home and both got stabbed by some random guy.” 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 levels. 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 the Surbiton ladies’ first team.
At 4 am the two students were attacked and killed just minutes from where they lived. Then, the attacker is believed to have gone to Magdala Road where he attacked and killed a man in his 50s, who was found with knife injuries and stole his van. Using the believed-to-be stolen van, the attacker allegedly drove to Milton Street where he tried to run over three people, leaving one in a critical condition. Earlier today police said they were keeping an open mind over the motive for the knife and van attack that shocked the nation and took place in the early hours of this morning. A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the deadly rampage and detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the violence. Major roads in the city centre are set to remain closed as the police investigation continues. Nottingham University confirmed that two of the three people who were killed were students at the university.
Grace Kumar, 19, and Barnaby Webber were 19 years old.
Nottingham incident Details
Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable Kate Meynell, speaking outside a police station in the city in a press conference this afternoon said: “Police were called to Ilkeston Road just after 4 am after a member of the public reported that two people aged 19 had been stabbed and were unresponsive. “We had a further call to another incident in Milton Street, where the driver of a stolen van had attempted to run over three people. As a result, one man is in hospital in critical condition while two others are believed to have suffered minor injuries. “The van was then stopped on Maple Street, where a man was Tasered and detained by police officers on suspicion of murder.”A man in his 50s was also found dead from knife injuries on Magdala Road by a member of the public. “At the moment, we believe that the suspect has stolen this man’s vehicle and driven it to Milton Street, where he has then driven at members of the public. We are still in the early stages of the investigation. I need to determine exactly what the motives were behind this attack.”
One eyewitness saw the shocking moment the attacker tried to drive into three people on Milton Street Lynn Haggitt said: “He looked in his mirror, saw a police car behind him. He then quickened up. There were two people, two in the corner, he went straight into these two people. The woman went on the kerb, the man went up in the air. There was such a bang. I wish I never saw it. It’s really shaken me up. “I went over. Perhaps I shouldn’t have gone over but I wanted to see if I could help. He (the van driver) backed up after he hit… and drove up Parliament Street. “The woman was sitting up on the kerb. She looked OK. The man was laying down but then he got up, sat on the side waiting for an ambulance,” Ms Haggitt said. She added: “I can’t believe he was able to get up after the head wound.”A touching vigil was held for the victims this evening in St Peter’s Church in the city. Members of the public laid flowers in memory of the people who were killed in the senseless tragedy.