Everything we know about the Bushey crossbow attack so far

BBC racing commentator John Hunt with wife Carol (left), and their two daughters Hannah and Louise (right) (Picture: PA)

The wife and two daughters of a BBC correspondent have been named as the victims of a crossbow attack as the suspected killer has finally been found by police.

Carol Hunt, 61, the wife of racing commentator John Hunt, was found dead at her home in Bushey, Hertfordshire alongside the couple’s daughter’s Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25.

Kyle Clifford, 26, from Enfield, is suspected of triple murder as police continue their search to find him.

He is believed to be in Hertfordshire or North London, and detectives have urged anyone who sees him to dial 999 immediately and not approach him.

Although the victims have not yet been formally identified by police, the BBC has confirmed Mr Hunt’s family were killed in the incident.

Armed police have been pictured in Enfield after it was revealed Clifford briefly served in the forces.

The BBC confirmed Mr Hunt’s family were killed in the attack, and described their deaths as ‘utterly devastating’.

The timeline of the triple murder in Bushey

Tuesday evening

6.30pm: A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, claimed they heard a woman screaming which ‘sounded shrill’.

7pm: Police and ambulance arrived on the scene after it is thought the husband and father of the victims, John Hunt, raised the alarm returning home from work.

7.30pm: The area is ordered into lockdown as police carry out their search for the suspect throughout the night.


10am: Police name Kyle Clifford as the suspect as they issue for an appeal for information to help find him.

11.30am: Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has asked to be kept ‘fully updated’ on the killings.

12.30pm: Hertfordshire police confirm the ages of the victims on a press conference, and believe other weapons alongside a cross bow may have been used.

1pm: Victims are named as Carol, 61, Hannah, 28, and Louise Hunt, 25, the wife and two daughters of BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt.

3.30pm: Armed police are pictured in Enfield as the manhunt continues.

Armed police in Enfield (Picture: James Linsell Clark/SWNS)

Police are still searching for suspect Kyle Clifford, 26 (Picture: Hertfordshire Police/SWNS)

A note sent to BBC 5 Live staff read: ‘The news today about John Hunt’s family is utterly devastating.

‘Our thoughts are with John and his family at this incredibly difficult time and we will provide him with all the support we can.’

Pupils are being kept inside schools as the search continues as the Enfield area is searched.

Detectives say the women were targeted with a crossbow and other weapons. They say anyone who sees Clifford should dial 999 immediately and not approach him.

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