Devastated parents of Nottingham victim pay tribute to adored daughter

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    The devastated parents of a student stabbed to death in a knife rampage have paid tribute to their "adored" and "beautiful" daughter.

    Grace O'Malley-Kumar, 19, was one of three people killed in Tuesday's early morning attacks in Nottingham.

    She died alongside her friend and fellow student Barnaby Webber, also 19. School caretaker Ian Coates was killed a short time later.

    In a statement, Grace's family, from Woodford Green, Essex, said: "Grace was an adored daughter and sister, she was a truly wonderful and beautiful young lady.

    "Grace was not just a sister to James but his best friend. He is completely heartbroken. As parents we cannot explain our complete and utter devastation. She will be so dearly missed.

    "We were so incredibly proud of Grace's achievements and what a truly lovely person she was. She was resilient and wise beyond her years.

    "Grace was so happy in life fulfilling her ambition of studying to become a doctor whilst playing topflight hockey at university.

    "She leaves behind devastated extended family and friends."

    Grace was a former hockey player for England under-16 and under-18s.

    The Nottingham attacks started at around 4am on Tuesday when a man attacked Grace and Barnaby . Police found the pair unresponsive in the street.

    Nottinghamshire Police said today that a man matching the description of the suspect had attempted to gain entry to a supported living complex in Mapperley Road but had been denied entry.

    The suspect then attacked Ian, stealing his van and using it to run over three members of the public in the area of Milton Street.

    Three people suffered injuries, including a man who is in hospital in critical condition.

    A 31-year-old man was arrested by police.

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