Grace O’Malley Kumar’s mother breaks silence after killer’s manslaughter plea accepted: ‘Sleep is the only relief from pain’

The mother of Grace O’Malley Kumar, who was stabbed to death in Nottingham, has spoken of her all-consuming grief.

Ms O’Malley-Kumar, 19, was one of three victims killed in the Nottingham stabbings last June.

A talented hockey player, she had been celebrating the end of exams with Barnaby Webber when they were ambushed by Valdo Calocane while returning to her student accommodation.

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Prosecutors accepted a manslaughter plea for Calocane on Tuesday.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast on Wednesday, Ms O’Malley-Kumar said: “Sleep is the only relief from the pain. Living is the hardest part."