Thursday, July 25, 2024
Advertisement
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. World
  4. BBC journalist's wife, two daughters killed using crossbow, manhunt begins in 'horrific' triple murder case

BBC journalist's wife, two daughters killed using crossbow, manhunt begins in 'horrific' triple murder case

The BBC said that the women were Carol Hunt, the wife of its commentator John Hunt, and two of their daughters. A huge search involving armed officers has now been launched for the suspect, Kyle Clifford.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 London Published on: July 10, 2024 21:19 IST
Police at the scene in Ashlyn Close, after an incident on Tuesday evening, in Bushey, Hertfordshire,
Image Source : AP Police at the scene in Ashlyn Close, after an incident on Tuesday evening, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England.

British police launched a huge manhunt Wednesday for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow and potentially other weapons after three women were killed in a house northwest of London. The BBC said the women killed were the family of well-known radio horse racing commentator John Hunt. Hertfordshire Police said Kyle Clifford, 26, was being sought over the suspected triple murder, which involved a crossbow and potentially other unnamed weapons.

The public were urged not to approach Clifford if they see him. Armed police officers and specialist search teams were "responding at pace in the wake of what has been an horrific incident,” Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson said. Police said the three women — ages 25, 28 and 61 — were found seriously injured in a house in Bushey, northwest of London, on Tuesday evening. Police and ambulance crews tried to save them, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

BBC Radio 5 Live, the corporation's main news and sports radio channel, said the victims were Carol Hunt, wife of its commentator John Hunt, and two of their daughters. John Hunt is BBC radio’s main horse racing commentator, his voice known to millions through his coverage of the world famous Grand National and The Derby. The Daily Mail newspaper and others reported that he found the bodies early Tuesday evening after returning home from reporting at Lingfield Park racecourse south of London.

As part of a note sent to BBC staff, the broadcaster described the incident as “utterly devastating" and that it will provide Hunt "with all the support we can.” Police did not say whether Clifford, who is from London, was connected to the women, but British media reported that he was an ex-boyfriend of one of the daughters. The BBC reported that Clifford left the British Army after a brief period of service in 2022.

Britain's new home secretary, Yvette Cooper, said she is being kept “fully informed” about the “truly shocking” incident. People in Britain do not need a license to own a crossbow, but it is illegal to carry one in public without a reasonable excuse. A spokesperson for the Home Office said Cooper will "swiftly consider" the findings from a recently launched review into whether further controls on crossbows should be introduced.

(With inputs from agency)

Also Read: UK woman charged over viral video allegedly showing prison staff having sex with inmate

Advertisement

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from World

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement