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UK police find man accused of killing three women with a crossbow – National

Following an extensive manhunt on Wednesday, UK police have tracked down a suspect believed to have killed three women with a crossbow at a house north of London.

Hertfordshire Police were searching for Kyle Clifford, 26, who authorities say killed the three women in the town of Bushey on Tuesday night.

The suspect was found as officers, ambulances and helicopters swarmed Lavender Hill Cemetery in the town of Enfield, where Clifford is from.

Police said Clifford was “found with injuries” and is receiving medical treatment.

In their update, authorities said no shots were fired by police.

Authorities believe Clifford knew the victims and said the attack was likely “targeted.”

Police have not officially named the victims, but the BBC has identified the women as the wife and two daughters of BBC radio commentator John Hunt. They are Louise Hunt, 25, Hannah Hunt, 28, and his wife Carol Hunt, 61.

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The search for Clifford, who the BBC said was a former member of the British military, began on Tuesday night and continued throughout Wednesday.

On July 9, 2024, UK police began a manhunt for 26-year-old Kyle Clifford, who has been accused of murdering three women with a crossbow in the town of Bushey, north of London.

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Police said they initially responded to a call at a home in the Ashlyn Close neighborhood around 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday. First responders discovered three women with serious injuries.

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Despite the efforts of paramedics, all of the women died at the scene “a short time later,” police said.

A forensic officer at the crime scene in Bushey, Hertfordshire, where three women were found with serious injuries and died shortly after police and paramedics were called on July 9, 2024.

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During a press conference on Wednesday morning, police revealed that other weapons may have been used in the “horrific incident,” in addition to a crossbow.

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

Friends and neighbours have left flowers and notes near the crime scene in Ashlyn Close.

A view of the scene in Bushey, Hertfordshire, where the wife and two daughters of a BBC sports commentator were killed in a crossbow attack at their home.

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A message on a floral tribute near the scene in Bushey, Hertfordshire, where the wife and two daughters of a BBC sports commentator were killed in a crossbow attack at their home.

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Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner, said in a post on X, since deleted, that the murders “will undoubtedly send shockwaves through the local community and across Hertfordshire,” the county that includes Bushey.

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Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden said he was “deeply concerned” by news of the triple murders.

“While I am no longer the Member of Parliament for this particular area due to boundary changes, I am working to provide support to the community at this difficult time,” Dowden wrote. “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Police are not looking for any other suspects.

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