Suspect Kyle Clifford found following manhunt after murder of racing presenter John Hunt’s wife and daughters | UK News

Suspect Kyle Clifford found following manhunt after murder of racing presenter John Hunt’s wife and daughters | UK News

A suspect has been located and is receiving medical treatment following a manhunt after the wife and two daughters of a racing commentator were killed in an apparent crossbow attack.

Armed police were urgently trying to locate Kyle Clifford, 26, and warned the public not to approach him after The three women were killed at Ashlyn Close, Bushey, Hertfordshire, just before 7pm on Tuesday.

Police said he was found injured and that no shots were fired by officers.

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Kyle Clifford. Photo: Hertfordshire Police

Sky News footage shows Clifford being carried on a stretcher out of Lavender Hill Cemetery in Enfield, an area which saw a heavy police presence this afternoon, including armed officers.

Clifford can be seen in the cemetery near his home, where he is receiving medical treatment. He was later taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

The victims killed in the “targeted” attack were Carol Hunt – the wife of racing commentator John Hunt – and their two daughters Hannah and Louise.

John and Carol Hunt. Photo: Facebook

Carol Hunt and her daughters Hannah and Louise. Photo: Facebook

The killings involved the use of a crossbow and possibly other weapons, Hertfordshire Police said.

The women – aged 25, 28 and 61 – were found seriously injured and died shortly afterwards at the scene.

At this point, police believe the suspect was known to the victims.

Police at the scene in Ashlyn Close, Bushey. Photo: PA

Mr Hunt is a Sky Sports Racing presenter and BBC 5 Live commentator.

In a statement, Sky Sports Racing said: “Everyone at Sky Sports Racing is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths in Hertfordshire and our thoughts are with our colleague John Hunt, his family and friends at this terrible time.”

A note sent to BBC 5 Live staff described the news as “utterly devastating”. It read: “Our thoughts are with John and his family at this incredibly difficult time and we will give him every support we can.”

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Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, of Hertfordshire Police, said the police investigation was progressing “at pace”.

She added that official identification of the victims has not yet taken place.

The officer said: “This continues to be an incredibly difficult time for the victims’ family and we ask that their privacy is respected as they recover from what has happened.

“We have received an overwhelming number of calls and would like to express our gratitude to those members of the public who have contacted us.”

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She urged anyone with information or images to contact police directly and to “refrain from commenting on social media”.

A London Ambulance spokesperson said: “Ambulance crews and the London Air Ambulance attended the scene of an incident at Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield, this afternoon. We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

Police said earlier today that “significant police resources” had been deployed across Hertfordshire and north London as part of the manhunt. Some pupils in Enfield were kept inside their school as a precaution.