Triple murder victims are 'wife and daughters of BBC commentator'

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

The three women who were killed with crossbow have been identified.

Carol Hunt, Hannah Hunt and Louise Hunt, aged 61, 28 and 25 respectively, died following the attack in Ashlyn Close in Bushey, Hertfordshire on Tuesday, July at around 7pm, reports MyLondon. It has been widely reported they are the wife and two daughters of BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt.

A tribute to Louise Hunt on social media read: "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"

READ MORE: Three women dead with fears murder suspect is armed with a crossbow as police surround street

READ MORE: Two children from same Liverpool primary school die

Louise launched dog grooming service during Covid lockdown named Groom and Glow, while her sister Hannah owned a beauty business. Kyle Clifford, 26, from Enfield is wanted in connection with the incident. Officers said he is potentially still armed with a crossbow and a manhunt has been launched.

In a press conference this afternoon Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson from Hertfordshire Police told reporters the incident is believed to be "targeted" and the force warned the public not to approach the suspect.

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."

Don't miss the biggest and breaking stories by signing up to the Echo Daily newsletter here