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A Crossbow Attack Kills BBC Commentator's Wife And Daughters

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A suspect wanted over a crossbow attack which left three women dead has been captured.A major police manhunt for Kyle Clifford, 26, ended when he was found injured near a cemetery in North London.

The victims, who were the wife and two daughters of BBC racing commentator John Hunt, were attacked at their home in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

A woman who knows the family described them as "kind, friendly and gentle" people who "always made time for others".

Police said the suspect, who left the army two years ago after a short stint, was receiving medical treatment for his injuries, but that "no shots were fired" by officers.

Carol Hunt, 61, Hannah Hunt, 28, and Louise Hunt, 25, were found seriously injured at a house in Ashlyn Close, Bushey, just before 19:00 BST on Tuesday, and all died at the scene.

Luisa, 36, said she had been a client of Louise's dog grooming business, Groom and Glow, for three years.

She added: "I hope they are remembered as wonderful, hardworking, kind women, rather than victims."

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Chapman sent his "love and thoughts" to fellow commentator and friend Mr Hunt after a "heartbreaking day".

Speaking through tears at the start of the Euro 2024 pre-match show on 5 Live, Mr Chapman said: "This has been a heartbreaking day.

"John Hunt is our colleague and our friend, not just to the current 5 Live sport team but to all of those who have worked here with him over the past 20 years and also to all of you who have enjoyed his superb commentaries."

A friend of Louise Hunt said he was "in denial" about her murder and felt "angry, sad and in shock".

He told BBC News: "I couldn't believe what had happened at first.

"I'd heard the news from my sister early in the morning before I'd figured out who the victims were and, once I found out, it's been a massive shock. [I've] been in denial.

"I can't even begin to imagine what the father's going through."

Referring to England's victory at Euro 2024, former footballer Michael Owen posted on X: "And while the country celebrate, spare a thought for John Hunt. I can't remember feeling so utterly horrified in years. Those poor girls. Truly horrific."_BBC

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