Young woman murdered in Nottingham came from Irish medical family

Grace O’Malley-Kumar’s mother is a London-based Irish anaesthetist, while her grandfather was head of the RCSI

One of the students murdered in Tuesday’s attacks in Nottingham came from a high-profile family of Irish doctors.

Grace O’Malley-Kumar, a 19-year-old medical student who was stabbed to death on Tuesday alongside her friend, fellow student Barnaby Webber, is the daughter of Irish-born, London-based consultant anaesthetist, Sinead O’Malley.

The murdered woman’s grandfather is Professor Kevin O’Malley, who is also an anaesthetist as well as a former registrar and chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He subsequently moved to the Middle East to help establish the RCSI’s college in Bahrain, where he was its founding president and still holds an emeritus position.

The two young students were among three people murdered in Nottingham in a series of violent attacks on Tuesday morning. School caretaker Ian Coates (65) was stabbed to death in a second incident, while another man and woman were injured by a suspect who drove a van at a bus stop.

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  1. It would break your heart. What can you say.

    And the man who is said to have carried out the terrible deeds. What of him. What horrors in his background that made him do this. What torture was in his mind. Just awful, truly awful.

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