BBC commentator's wife and two daughters murdered with crossbow as manhunt underway

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-Credit: (Image: Hannah Grace Aesthetics/Groom and Glow)

The three women tragically killed in an attack with a crossbow at their home in Bushey have been named as Carol Hunt, Hannah Hunt, and Louise Hunt, aged 61, 28, and 25 respectively.

The disturbing incident occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 9, on Ashlyn Close. It's reported that the victims are the wife and two daughters of BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt. According to The Telegraph, John had been working for BBC racing on Tuesday and may have alerted authorities when he returned home around 7pm.

A heartfelt tribute shared on social media for Louise Hunt reads: "No words can describe the loss I feel after today's horrific news. You were so loved and Scooby adored built up an amazing business and were always so kind and gentle. May you RIP with your sister and mum xxx".

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Louise started a dog grooming service, Groom and Glow, amidst the Covid lockdown and her sister Hannah owned a beauty business, reports MyLondon.

Hertfordshire Police is actively searching for Kyle Clifford, 26, from Enfield, who is considered a person of interest in connection with the horrendous crime. Authorities have warned that Clifford could still be armed with a crossbow.

During a press conference, Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson of Hertfordshire Police told journalists they believe the murders were "targeted". Simpson emphasised: "Our overarching objective today is to protect public safety and to locate Kyle Clifford, who is wanted in connection with the murder of the three women in what we believe is a targeted incident."

"We have extensive police resources deployed to various locations in north London and also the Bushey area. The manhunt also involves armed police officers and specialist search teams responding at pace in the wake of what has been a horrific incident involving what is currently believed to be a crossbow, but other weapons may also have been used."

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Sending a message to Clifford, he said: "Kyle, if you are seeing or hearing this, please make contact with the police."