John Hunt’s Wife Carol Hunt & Daughters Killed

A manhunt is underway in the South of England to locate a man who is alleged to have killed the wife and two daughters of BBC horseracing commentator John Hunt.

Police told reporters during a news conference earlier today that the three women were allegedly killed in a crossbow attack by a suspect who has been named as Kyle Clifford, the ex-boyfriend of one of those killed. The three women are Hunt’s wife Carol Hunt and two of their daughters.

The incident took place last night in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and police were called around 7 p.m. GMT (11 a.m. PT) to Hunt’s home.

Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson said that on arrival three women were found with serious injuries. “Sadly, despite our best efforts, the women died a short time later, at the scene” he said. “Our overarching objective today is to protect the public and locate Kyle Clifford, who is wanted in connection with the murder of the three women in what we believe is a targeted incident.”

Armed police and specialist search teams are responding “at pace,” Simpson added, as he urged members of the public not to approach Clifford but to dial 999. He also made a direct appeal to Clifford to contact them.

Hunt is a BBC horseracing commentator who has worked for BBC Radio 5 Live for many years.

Fellow racing commentator Matt Chapman posted on X: “No words needed for what has happened to Hunt and family today. Impossible to comprehend the pain.” Another racing commentator, Mike Vince, said Hunt “is, and always will be one of the best broadcasting professionals I have ever had the honour of working with.”

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