The parents and brother of 19-year-old Grace O’Malley-Kumar have paid tribute to their daughter in an emotional interview with the BBC.
Father Dr Sanjoy Kumar said the family’s lives had been “shattered in a moment” by her killing, while mother Sinead O’Malley said she was still “dizzy with grief” and had been unable to return to work as a doctor.
Speaking to the BBC’s Jon Kay, the couple said they had discussed with each other how their daughter “was too good to be true”.
They also urged authorities to urgently tackle the “epidemic” of knife crime in England, with Sinead O’Malley calling for mandatory prison terms for those caught carrying knives.
University of Nottingham student Grace was stabbed to death in the city on 13 June alongside her friend and fellow student Barnaby Webber and school caretaker Ian Coates.