Bushey 'murder' victims killed in home named as daughters and wife of BBC commentator

Hannah Hunt and Louise Hunt of Bushey
-Credit: (Image: Hannah Grace Aesthetics/Groom and Glow)

Three women 'murdered' in their home have been named locally. Carol Hunt and her daughters, Hannah Hunt and Louise Hunt, aged 61, 28, and 25 respectively, were found deceased after an assault in Ashlyn Close, Bushey on the evening of Tuesday, July 9.

They are believed to be the wife and daughters of John Hunt, a commentator for BBC Five Live racing coverage. It is reported by The Telegraph that John may have discovered the harrowing scene upon his return home around 7pm, after providing race commentary earlier that day.

An outpouring of grief flooded social media with a heart-wrenching tribute to Louise Hunt: "No words can describe the loss I feel after today's horrific news. You were so loved and Scooby adored you...you built up an amazing business and were always so kind and gentle. May you RIP with your sister and mum xxx".

During the Covid lockdown, Louise had established a dog grooming venture named Groom and Glow; similarly, her sister Hannah was the proprietor of a beauty enterprise, reports MyLondon. In response to the distressing attack, Hertfordshire Police has launched a manhunt for Kyle Clifford, 26, from Enfield. He is suspected to be involved in the murders and may still possess a crossbow.

Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson from Hertfordshire Police addressed the media this afternoon, suggesting that the killings appear to be "targeted", and urging citizens to exercise caution and not to engage with the suspect.

Carol Hunt of Bushey
Carol Hunt of Bushey with her husband John -Credit:Facebook

He said: "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."

Addressing Clifford directly, he said: "Kyle, if you are seeing or hearing this, please make contact with the police."