Nottingham attacks: Footage shows killer Valdo Calocane's movements on day of knife rampage

CCTV footage shows Grace O’Malley-Kumar and Barnaby Webber walking home from a night out moments before they were killed

Footage has been released of triple killer Valdo Calocane's movements around Nottingham on the day of his deadly rampage.

CCTV released by police shows two of his victims, Grace O’Malley-Kumar and Barnaby Webber, walking home from a night out, moments before Calocane emerged from the shadows to attack them.

Calocane is then seen moving towards the location where he killed Ian Coates, before stealing his van and driving into three pedestrians in the city centre.

It also shows his subsequent arrest following the attacks on 13 June last year.

At his sentencing on Thursday, Calocane was sentenced to be detained in a high-security hospital after admitting manslaughter by diminished responsibility.

Prosecutors accepted his pleas of not guilty to murder and guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility due to “serious” mental illness. He was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia when he launched the attacks, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

Timeline of events:

12 June

The night before the attacks, Calocane arrived in Nottingham on a train from London.

He then took a tram to Wilkinson Street in the Basford area of the city and wandered the city streets for the next few hours.

The court heard Valdo Calocane dressed in black before the attacks Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA

13 June

  • 3.03am

Calocane turned off his mobile phone, failing to switch it on again until more than 90 minutes later.

  • 3.11am

He was caught on CCTV, which has not been released, loitering in an alleyway until about 3.29am.

  • 4am

Cameras on Nottingham’s Ilkeston Road, an area popular with students, caught Grace and Barnaby, both 19, walking unhindered along a pavement moments before Calocane emerged from the shadows to attack them.

CCTV of Grace O’Malley-Kumar and Barnaby Webber shortly before they were both killed Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA

They were walking home after a night out to celebrate the end of their exams.

Both of the students were stabbed and died at the scene.

Investigations revealed Grace tried to fight off Calocane as he attacked Barnaby, with one witness telling police the attack was “merciless and brutal”, and the attacker headed towards the city centre “so calm and just walked away like nothing had happened”.

  • 4.52am

Calocane then walked slowly through the Radford area to Mapperley Park, ringing his brother at 4.52am to say “This will be the last time I speak to you. Take the family out of the country”.

Asked if he was going to do something stupid, Calocane told his brother: “It’s already done.”

  • 5.04am

A camera on Seely Hirst House, a residential home providing supported living, captured him trying to gain entry through a ground floor window.

After being punched by a resident through the window, Calocane “retreated”.

Valdo Calocane retreated from a hostel after being punched by a resident Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA

He made his way to nearby Magdala Road, where he attacked and killed school caretaker Ian Coates, 65, around 10 minutes later.

Mr Coates was on his way to work as a primary school caretaker at the nearby Huntingdon Academy when he was stabbed in the chest.

Calocane then stole Mr Coates' van, leaving his body by the roadside.

  • 5.23am

CCTV shows Calocane swerving to hit pedestrian Wayne Birkett, who was hit from behind and suffered two skull fractures and a broken pelvis.

He then drove onto a pedestrian island in Upper Parliament Street to mow down two other pedestrians seven minutes later.

  • 5:40am

Approximately 10 minutes later, Calocane was finally stopped by police on Bentinck Road.

Officers dragged him from the van and Tasered him, before moving in to arrest him.

For several hours after the attacks, Nottingham remained on high alert, with six roads closed and the city's tram network shut down.

Armed police stormed a house on Ilkeston Road close to where the attacks began.

A day of huge trauma ended with a vigil at St. Peter's Church. The majority of those there were university students, as a city in shock began to mourn.

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