Manhunt underway after three women found dead in home

BUSHEY, ENGLAND – A manhunt is underway in north London for a suspect believed to be armed with a crossbow after three women were found dead in a suburban home. The victims have been identified as the wife and two daughters of BBC commentator John Hunt.

Hertfordshire Police have named Kyle Clifford, 26, as the prime suspect in the triple homicide, which involved a crossbow and other weapons. “The manhunt also involves armed police officers and specialist search teams responding at pace in the wake of what has been a horrific incident,” said Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson.

The BBC confirmed that the victims were Carol Hunt, the wife of John Hunt, and their two daughters, aged 25 and 28. Authorities said the victims were pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts by paramedics and police to save them.

John Hunt, BBC radio’s main horse racing commentator, had just returned home from covering an event at Lingfield Park racecourse when he discovered the bodies. The tragic incident has left the community in shock, described by locals as a “typical leafy, British suburb.”

While police have not confirmed any relationship between Clifford and the victims, British media have reported that Clifford was an ex-boyfriend of one of the daughters. Clifford, who briefly served in the British army in 2022, remains at large, and authorities have urged him to turn himself in.

Local councilor Laurence Brass, who lives nearby, recounted the moment a helicopter landed on the lawn outside his home while he was watching football on television. “We’re very shocked; we’re not used to this in this area,” Brass said.

The police continue their search for Clifford and have called on the public to provide any information that may lead to his capture.