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Police In Manhunt After Family Of BBC Racing Commentator Killed In Bushey

Police In Manhunt After Family Of BBC Racing Commentator Killed In Bushey

British police are on a manhunt for Kyle Clifford, who is suspected of killing three women in a crossbow attack in Bushey, Hertfordshire. According to the BBC, the victims, Carol Hunt (61) and her daughters Louise (25) and Hannah (28), were discovered seriously injured in their home on Tuesday evening. Carol, Louise and Hannah were the wife and daughters of John Hunt, a BBC horse racing commentator. 


The East of England Ambulance Service has confirmed that despite their best efforts, the three women were pronounced dead at the scene. 


Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson described it as a "targeted incident" involving a crossbow and possibly other weapons. He urged Clifford to turn himself in, saying, "Kyle, if you are seeing or hearing this, please make contact with the police via 999."


Clifford, 26, is believed to be armed and in the Hertfordshire or North London area. Police have warned the public not to approach him. 


The home secretary is being kept updated on the situation and urged anyone with information to come forward.


How To Report Information:

Anyone with information should contact the authorities immediately through any of the following methods, quoting Op Infauna:

  • Report information online
  • Speak to an operator in Herts Police Force Communications Room via their online web chat
  • Call the non-emergency number 101

To report information anonymously:

  • Contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.


Armed officers and specialist search teams are actively searching for Clifford. Police swarmed an address in Enfield on Wednesday morning but did not find the suspect. 


Local residents described the scene in Bushey as chaotic, with police cars and ambulances flooding the normally quiet suburban road. One neighbour recounted hearing screams before the arrival of emergency services, describing it as "absolute chaos."


Local councillors expressed their condolences and urged the community to support the police investigation. "We are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news," they said in a joint statement. "Our thoughts and condolences are with their families and all those affected."


Friends and colleagues of John Hunt also expressed their shock and support. ITV commentator Matt Chapman wrote on X, "Impossible to comprehend the pain. Just know we are all here for you John. We love you pal - racing loves you."


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