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Triple crossbow horror leaves a community stunned and searching for answers


Carol Hunt, 61, the wife of racing commentator John Hunt, was found dead at her home alongside the couple’s daughter’s Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25

Carol Hunt, 61, the wife of racing commentator John Hunt, was found dead at her home alongside the couple’s daughter’s Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25

The neighbours and loved ones of a mum and two daughters who were murdered on their quiet Hertfordshire street have been left ‘devastated’ by the ‘heinous killings’.

Carol Hunt, 61, the wife of racing commentator John Hunt, was found dead at her home in Bushey, near Watford, alongside the couple’s daughter’s Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25 on Tuesday evening, July 10.

Reports say the three women were held hostage for hours inside their home before they were killed with a crossbow.

Suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, is in serious condition in hospital after police launched an urgent manhunt to find him.

He was located Wednesday afternoon inside a cemetery in Enfield, North London with injuries, and is yet to speak to police.

Hertfordshire Police have said they have recovered a crossbow, adding they had no previous contact with the family or Clifford before.

The BBC confirmed Mr Hunt’s family were killed in the attack, and described their deaths as ‘utterly devastating’.

Close family friend Lea Holloway speaks to the media after leaving a morning service and vigil (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

Pictures left on floral tributes at Ashlyn Close, Bushey, Hertfordshire, where Carol Hunt, 61, the wife of BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt, and two of their daughters, Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25, were killed (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

A map of the incident (Picture: Sky News/Getty/Metro.co.uk)

“Words just seem hollow and inadequate in such circumstances and all we can try and do is provide some crumb of comfort by trying to exhibit the warmth and respect in which John and his family are held.”

We are all thinking of you, John ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5qsj0REHYQ

— ITV Racing (@itvracing) July 11, 2024

A note sent to BBC 5 Live staff read: ‘The news today about John Hunt’s family is utterly devastating.

‘Our thoughts are with John and his family at this incredibly difficult time and we will provide him with all the support we can.’

Police were called on Tuesday evening after neighbours heard a ‘shrill scream’ from a woman around 7pm.

Hannah Hunt (Picture: Facebook)

Louise Hunt (Picture: Facebook)

Tributes have poured in for the victims, with Mrs Hunt’s childhood friend Lea Holloway said: ‘We grew up together and were pregnant at the same time. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.’

Alex Klein, who was in a relationship with beautician Hannah Hunt, 28, posted a photo of them together on Instagram with the caption: ‘RIP the love of my life, I will never forget you, stolen from me too soon.’

He added: ‘The brightest light in my life. My brave queen for life. Until we meet again… I love you Hansy.’

The timeline of the triple murder in Bushey

Tuesday evening

6.30pm: A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, claimed they heard a woman screaming which ‘sounded shrill’.

7pm: Police and ambulance arrived on the scene after it is thought the husband and father of …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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