Nottingham attacks suspect named as ex-student from teen victims’ university

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    The man accused of killing three people in a rampage through Nottingham has been named by police.

    Valdo Amissão Mendes Calocane was arrested on Tuesday after Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar, both students aged 19 were stabbed in the street.

    School caretaker Ian Coates, 65, was also killed in the series of deadly attacks in the early hours

    Calocane, 31, was arrested on suspicion of murder two hours after the attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    Detectives have since been given an extra 36 hours to question him.

    In its latest update on Tuesday's killings, Nottinghamshire Police also said the suspect being held previously attended the University of Nottingham – the same university as the two teenage victims.

    Calocane reportedly graduated in mechanical engineering last year.

    Nottinghamshire Police arrived in Ilkeston Road just after 4am after witnesses reported hearing "blood-curdling screams".

    Officers found the pair, who had been returning from a night out, unresponsive in the street.

    Nottinghamshire Police said 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 allegedly attacked Mr Coates 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.

    The fathers of Barnaby and Grace spoke at an emotional vigil held on Wednesday evening at the University of Nottingham campus.

    Barnaby's dad David spoke of the loss of his “baby boy” whose, “heart will be with you guys forever” while Sanjoy, Grace's father, thanked the crowds for their support and spoke of his daughter’s “love” for Nottingham.

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