Piers Morgan: 'It looks like a total system breakdown that allowed cold-blooded mass killer Valdo Calocane to rampage through our streets'

By TalkTV's Piers Morgan

Valdo Calocane is a triple murderer who massacred three innocent people in a knife rampage and sped across the city of Nottingham in a stolen van and rammed into three more people.

His victims were Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar, two students aged just 19, and Ian Coates, a 65-year-old caretaker just a month or two from retirement, before stealing his white van to continue the bloodthirsty spree.

The judge was told in evidence that Valdo Calocane is a paranoid schizophrenic. But also that he’s a highly intelligent man with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Two consultant psychiatrists submitted evidence that he “knew what he was doing” and was “not insane” at the time of his rampage.

But Calocane has not been found guilty of murder.

He accepted three charges of manslaughter by diminished responsibility, and instead of going to jail he’ll now go to a mental hospital for an indeterminate amount of time.

Victims Ian Coates, Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar

Valdo Calocane has not been found guilty of murder

Reportedly he'll be allowed to pass his time building Lego sets, playing the guitar and learning how to paint - in a room, not a cell, decorated with plants and rugs.

It’s hard to disagree with the family of Ian Coates, who say Calocane got away with murder. Make no mistake Calocane is a monster.

Chilling footage charts his demented spree as he pounces on his two teenage victims, who were chatting happily together as they walked home from a night out.

And after then stabbing Ian Coates to death, he stole his van and rammed it into three pedestrians, two of whom suffered life-changing injuries.

We can only imagine how many more people he might have killed if police hadn’t brought the bloodbath to an end.

And there are serious questions to answer about whether police could have prevented it from ever happening.

As far back as May 2020, Calocane was arrested for breaking into two apartments; forcing one terrified resident to jump out of a window to escape him.

He was assessed as psychotic. But after being discharged he broke into another apartment - then stopped taking his medication.

A year later he travelled to MI5 in London and told them to stop controlling them.

He assaulted a police officer, he attacked a flatmate, he was kicked out of halls by his university, he attacked two colleagues at a warehouse. The list goes on and on and on.

This looks like a total system breakdown which allowed a cold-blooded mass killer to rampage through our streets.

And the bereaved loved-ones of his victims now have to bare the scars of a complete absence of justice.