Bushey crossbow attack: Victims revealed as BBC Five Live commentator John Hunt's wife & two daughters

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The victims of the deadly crossbow attack at their home have been revealed to be BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt’s wife and two daughters.

His wife, Carol, 61, and daughters Louise, 25, and Hannah 28, were found fatally injured at their detached home in Bushey, Hertfordshire on Tuesday night (July 9).

A huge manhunt is currently underway to find suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, who is the ex-boyfriend of John’s daughter Louise. According to Daily Mail, the three women were tied up before being shot in a 'targeted attack' that may have also included 'other weapons'.

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Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson of Hertfordshire Police told reporters: “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.”

Clifford used to work as a security guard, it has been reported, and “may still be in possession of a weapon”, Hertfordshire Police said. The public have been urged not to approach Clifford and to report any sightings to the police immediately.

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Detective Superintendent Rob Hall from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “This is an incredibly difficult incident for the victims’ family and we would ask that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with what has happened.

“Whilst we are still in the early stages of this investigation, we are actively seeking Kyle Clifford who we believe could be in the areas of Hertfordshire or North London.

“Given the serious nature of the incident, I would ask anyone who knows where he is to contact police immediately. If you believe you see him, please do not approach him and dial 999 straight away. He may still be in possession of a weapon.

“Our inquiries will continue over the coming days to ascertain the full circumstances of what happened, but I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who was in the area around Ashlyn Close from around lunchtime on Tuesday until 7pm, and believes they may have seen anything that could assist the investigation, to contact us.

“This incident will of course be of concern to local residents. Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be in the area today so please do speak to them if you need to.”