‘You wrecked the lives of families’: Nottingham judge scolds triple-killer Valdo Calocane over ’sickening’ crimes

‘You wrecked the lives of families’: Nottingham judge scolds triple-killer Valdo Calocane over ’sickening’ crimes

Valdo Calocane is scolded by a Nottingham judge

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 25/01/2024

- 12:39

Updated: 25/01/2024

- 12:48

The 32-year-old has been handed an indefinite hospital order

Valdo Calocane has been scolded by sentencing judge Mr Justice Turner during the opening remarks of his sentencing.

The 32-year-old has been handed an indefinite hospital order after admitting manslaughter by diminished responsibility and attempted murder.


He fatally stabbed students Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar, both 19, and school caretaker Ian Coates, in Nottingham on the morning of June 13.

Turner told Calocane: “The sentence I am about to pass on you will result in you being detained in a high-security hospital very probably for the rest of your life.

Mr Justice Turner

Mr Justice Turner lamented the 'sickening' crimes

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“In the early hours of 13 June last year, you committed a series of atrocities in this city which ended the lives of three innocent people.

“You went on to attack three more, fully intending to kill them too.

Valdo CalocaneValdo Calocane pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted murderPA

"Your sickening crimes, both, shocked the nation and wrecked the lives of your surviving victims and the family's of them all.”

Nottinghamshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Rob Griffin said in a statement on Wednesday that the force “should have done more” to arrest Calocane before the fatal attacks of June 13.

In August 2022, Calocane was reported for summons after assaulting a police officer and was due to attend court in September for that assault, but failed to appear and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

“The defendant was never arrested for that warrant which was still outstanding at the point of his arrest in June 2023,” Griffin said.

Court drawing of Valdo CalocaneValdo Calocane at Nottingham Crown CourtPA

Families reacted with despair to the sentencing, with Emma Webber, the mother of victim Barnaby Webber, saying outside the court that “true justice has not been served today”.

She added the families of Valdo Calocane’s victims had been “let down” by the CPS and police after the triple killer was handed an indefinite hospital order.

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