Nottingham attack: Family of victim Barnaby Webber issues statement on devastating loss

Barnaby Webber, 19, was killed on the way home from a nightclub

Barnaby Webber, 19, was killed on the way home from a nightclub

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 14/06/2023

- 09:18

Updated: 14/06/2023

- 12:52

The 19-year-old student was killed alongside a university friend and a man in his fifties in the early hours of yesterday morning

The family of a victim from yesterday's attack in Nottingham has issued a statement following the loss of their 19-year-old son.

Barnaby Webber was named as one of the two university students tragically killed in the early hours on yesterday morning.

Grace Kumar, also 19, was walking home with Webber from a nightclub when they were allegedly knifed to death.

The Webber family issued a statement paying tribute to their "beautiful, brilliant, bright" son.

The Webber family issued a statement following the death of their 19-year-old son

The Webber family issued a statement following the death of their 19-year-old son


They said: "Complete devastation is not enough to describe our pain and loss at the senseless murder of our son.

"Barnaby Philip John Webber was a beautiful, brilliant, bright young man, with everything in life to look forward to.

"A talented and passionate cricketer, who was over the moon to have made selection to his university cricket team."

Webber's parents David and Emma added: "As parents we are enormously proud of everything he achieved and all the plans he had made.

"His brother [Charlie] is bereft beyond belief, and at this time we ask for privacy as a family to be allowed time to process and grieve.

Barnaby Webber and Grace Kumar

Barnaby Webber and Grace Kumar, both 19, and a man in his fifties were fatally stabbed

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"We are so proud to release these photographs, chosen by us as a family, of an amazing son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend.

"Thank you for your understanding, and to everyone who has supported us in this awful journey so far."

Nottinghamshire Police were called to Ilkeston Road in the student-dominated area of Lenton at 4am after Webber and Kumar were stabbed to death.

A man in his fifties was found knifed to death around two miles away on Magdala Road just one hour later.

The suspect allegedly stole the third victim's van before running over three people on Milton Street.


Nottinghamshire Police cordoned off parts of Nottingham following the 'major incident'

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The third incident left one man in a critical condition while two other people sustained minor injuries.

Webber's cricket club in Somerset has since paid tribute to the 19-year-old all-rounder.

Bishops Hull Cricket Club said: “Webbs joined the club back in 2021 and has since then been a key part of our club and made such an impact in such a short space of time.

"Playing more than 30 games for the club, scoring 622 runs, and taking 29 wickets, his memory will live on.

“As a club we would like to invite family, friends, club members and members of the village and public who wish to pay their respects and lay some flowers at the club.”

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