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The latest Kyle Clifford: Triple murder victims ‘were BBC racing commentator John Hunt’s wife and daughters’

The latest Kyle Clifford: Triple murder victims ‘were BBC racing commentator John Hunt’s wife and daughters’

The latest Kyle Clifford: Triple murder victims ‘were BBC racing commentator John Hunt’s wife and daughters’

‘He may still be armed’: Public asked not to approach Bushey murder suspect Kyle Clifford

The three victims of a triple murder in Hertfordshire are believed to be the wife and two daughters of BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt.

Three women – aged 25, 28 and 61 – were found with serious injuries after officers were called to a property in Bushey on Tuesday night.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the women died at the scene in Ashlyn Close shortly after emergency services arrived just before 7pm, Hertfordshire Police said.

They were John Hunt’s wife, Carol, along with two of their daughters, the Telegraph reports.

Police spent the night searching for Kyle Clifford, 26, from the Enfield area, with a large-scale manhunt now underway across Hertfordshire and north London. He is wanted in connection with the triple murder, police said.

Members of the public were urged not to approach him because he may have a crossbow potentially used in the triple murder along with other weapons, according to police.

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The victims “were the wife and daughters of BBC racing commentator John Hunt”

The three women killed in Bushey on Tuesday are believed to be the wife and two daughters of BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt.

Three women – aged 25, 28 and 61 – were found with serious injuries after police were called to a property believed to be the home of Mr Hunt, who has a wife and three daughters, on Tuesday night.

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 1:55 p.m

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Emergency services at the scene as police hunt for Kyle Clifford

Emergency services at the scene as police hunt for Kyle Clifford

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 1:46 p.m

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Resident says told to stay indoors due to ‘man on the loose with crossbow’ fears

Simon Powler, 49, a tennis coach who lives near the scene in Bushey, said: “I was told to get in because a man might be on the loose with a crossbow.”

Asked how he felt about the situation, he said: “I’m realistic about what goes on behind closed doors.

“It’s shocking though – I pride myself on the fact that we live close enough to Watford to walk and close to London. And while it’s really weird and sad, we still live in a beautiful area.

“I don’t know what made that person tip over the edge.”

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 1:32 p.m

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The triple murder will send shockwaves through the community, the police and the crime commissioner

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Ash-Edwards said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the women who were shockingly killed in this terrible incident in Bushey.

“It will undoubtedly send shockwaves through the local community and across Hertfordshire.

“I am being kept informed by the police and urge the public to support the police with any information on the whereabouts of the named suspect.”

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 1:17 p.m

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Watch: Police make direct appeal for triple murder suspect Kyle Clifford to call 999

Police are appealing directly for triple murder suspect Kyle Clifford to call 999

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 1:02 p.m

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The new police press statement in full

Here is Superintendent Jon Simpson’s full statement at the press conference moments ago:

“Police were called to a property in Ashlyn Close just before 7pm last night. Officers attended alongside colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service and on arrival found three women with serious injuries.

“Sadly, despite their best efforts, the women – believed to be relatives – died a short time later at the scene. The victims are 25, 28 and 61 years old. Our overall focus today is to protect public safety and locate Kyle Clifford, who is wanted in connection with the murders of the three women in what we believe is a targeted incident.

“We have extensive police resources deployed to various locations across North London and also in the Bushey area of ​​Hertfordshire. The manhunt also involves armed police officers and specialist search teams responding to what has been a horrific incident involving what is now believed to be a crossbow but may have been other weapons were also used.

“If members of the public see Kyle Clifford they are asked not to approach him at any time and call 999 immediately. Kyle if you see or hear this please contact the police on 999

“Beyond the immediate search operation, a major crime investigation has been launched and we are also appealing to the public for any information relating to the incident. This incident will of course be worrying for local residents. Other local officers will be in the area today so please speak to them if necessary.”

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Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 12:47 p.m

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The suspect was urged to contact the police

Kyle Clifford was urged to contact the police.

In a direct appeal to the subject of the current manhunt, Superintendent Jon Simpson said: “Kyle, if you see or hear this, please contact the police on 999.”

Forensic officers at the scene in Ashlyn Close
Forensic officers at the scene in Ashlyn Close (James Manning/PA)

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 12:43 p.m

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Other weapons besides crossbows may have been used, police say

Other weapons besides a crossbow may have been used in the triple murder, police said.

Superintendent Jon Simpson told a news conference: “Our overall objective today is to protect public safety and locate Kyle Clifford, who is wanted in connection with the murders of the three women in what we believe to be an incident targeted.

“We have extensive police resources deployed to various locations across North London and also in the Bushey area of ​​Hertfordshire.

“The manhunt also involves armed police officers and specialist search teams responding in quick succession following what has been a horrific incident involving what is currently believed to be a crossbow, but it is possible other weapons may have been used.”

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 12:41 p.m

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Police reveal ages of three victims in Bushey triple murder

The three female victims in the triple murder are aged 25, 28 and 61, Hertsfordshire Police Commissioner Jon Simpson told a news conference.

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 12:40 p.m

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The resident describes hearing screams before “absolute chaos” in Ashlyn Close

A resident of Ashlyn Close in Bushey, where police are investigating the murder of three women, said he heard screams on Tuesday night as the “absolutely traumatic” incident unfolded.

The 46-year-old, who did not want to be named but works in the media, said: “It was between 6.30pm and 7pm last night and it literally sounded like kids, someone, screaming, and then it was more. shrill and I said, “it must be a screaming woman,” and within 15 minutes, it was absolute chaos.

“We had armed police running around, shouting ‘stay in your house’ … they shut us down and basically shut us down.”

The resident said several ambulances, helicopters and “at least 16 police cars” quickly arrived at the scene, with armed police going from house to house to question locals, ask for doorbell camera footage and tell them to stay at home.

The woman said she was upset and stressed to know a man wanted in connection with the triple murder was still at large, adding: “It’s really, really stressful now to think that this happened in such close proximity and none of we were unaware and none of us could help.

“It’s just traumatic, I think, for the family involved, for everybody.

“I think that’s the stressful thing, that it happened at peak family time between 6pm and 7pm, when people were probably cooking for their kids and getting their kids ready for bed, and all of us on a narrow road, completely unaware of trauma and tragic circumstances that other people were going through at the time.”

Andy GregoryJuly 10, 2024 12:31 p.m