Nottingham University ‘shocked and devastated’ as two students are identified following deadly attack
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Two students are among those who were killed in a horrific attack in Nottingham which left three people dead.
The victims have not yet been formally identified by police, however, two of them have been confirmed locally as students Barnaby Webber and Grace Kumar, both 19. The third victim in his 50s has not been identified.
The University of Nottingham has issued a statement saying it's 'shocked and devastated' by the events, which unfolded at around 4.00am in the morning on 13 June.
A spokesperson for the University of Nottingham said: "It is with great sadness that we confirm the sudden and unexpected death of two of our students following a major incident in Nottingham city centre overnight.
"We are shocked and devastated by the news and our thoughts are with those affected, their families and friends."
Speaking of Kumar, England Hockey tweeted: “We are all deeply saddened by the news of the tragic death of Grace Kumar in Nottingham on Tuesday.
“Grace was a popular member of the England U16 and U18 squads and our thoughts are with Grace’s family, friends, teammates and the whole hockey community at this time.”
The attack has left Nottingham's student community reeling.
A male student who knew one of the victims told the BBC: "It hurts, it hurts a lot. It's the first time I'm dealing with something like this and at university it's a challenge for sure.
"The road that I live on leads directly on to the scene of the incident - when it happens on your doorstep you feel scared and frightened. It makes you realise what's important in life, to check on people and see how they're doing."
At around 4.00am police were called to Ilkeston Road in Nottingham, where they discovered the two fatally injured students. Later after around 5.00am the body of a man in his 50s was found with knife wounds around two miles from the scene, with his van apparently being stolen.
At around 5.30am the van was driven into three people who were waiting at a bus stop on Miltion Street in Nottingham City Centre. One of those people is currently in a critical condition in hospital.
A 31-year-man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.
LADbible has contacted Nottingham Police for further comment.