The University is supporting Grace and Barney’s families at this immensely difficult time, and I have met them to express my deep condolences and offer every support at our disposal - although I recognise that nothing will compensate for the loss of a cherished daughter and son.
You may have also seen or even attended our campus vigil on Wednesday, joining thousands of our staff and student community to remember our fellow students and show our support for their families.
Books of condolence have also been opened, which you can sign in-person in the Chapel Lounge on the A floor of Portland Building on University Park, and online.
Against this backdrop of deep sadness and loss, I hope we can draw some comfort from the public reaction locally, nationally, and indeed globally to this dreadful crime. Nottingham is a wonderful and distinctive city, and our University and civic communities are united both in our grief and in our knowledge that this terrible act is not what our city is about.
With my deepest condolences,
Professor Shearer West
University of Nottingham