BBC journalist’s wife and two daughters killed in crossbow attack

Aerial footage from Sky News shows police officers carrying Clifford, the suspect, on a stretcher in a cemetery.

Pop Culture & Art July 11, 2024
Courtesy: Sky Sports, Hertfordshire Police

BBC journalist John Hunt is dealing with a devastating family tragedy.

British police have arrested a man suspected of committing a triple murder involving the racing commentator's wife and two of their children.

Authorities apprehended the suspect, 26-year-old Kyle Clifford, near Enfield on July 10 after an extensive manhunt. The search began when Carol Hunt, 61, and her daughters, Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25, were discovered with fatal injuries in their Hertfordshire home, north of London, as reported by Sky News.

Aerial footage from Sky News shows police officers carrying Clifford on a stretcher in a cemetery.

"He is receiving medical treatment having been found with injuries," the Hertfordshire Constabulary said in a statement. "No shots were fired by police."

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit commented, “Following extensive enquiries, the suspect has been located and nobody else is being sought in connection with the investigation at this time."

The statement also said that police "believe the suspect was known to the victims."

On the evening of July 9, first responders were dispatched to the Hunt family's residence, where they discovered the three women suffering from severe injuries. They later succumbed to their wounds at the scene, according to a police statement that also featured a photo of the murder suspect.

Hertfordshire Constabulary Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson stated at a press conference that the incident involved, "what is currently believed to be a crossbow, but other weapons may also have been used," per the Independent.


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