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British police launched a wide-ranging search and seize operation on Wednesday for the suspected assassin of three girls, aged 25, 28 and 61, at his residence in Bushey, a part of the London metropolitan space. Identified as Kyle Clifford, 26, the fugitive was carrying a crossbow, and authorities suspect he used that weapon to kill the three victims.

The crime scene is the house of John Hunt, a married father of three daughters, a well known radio commentator on horse racing who works for the BBC. The victims of the assault, as confirmed by the community, are the commentator's spouse, Carol Hunt, and two of his daughters.

Currently, no licence is required within the UK to acquire a crossbow. There are an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 in circulation.

“Our aim is to keep people safe and to track down Clifford who is wanted in connection with the murder of the three women, which we believe to be a premeditated crime,” mentioned Hertfordshire County Sheriff’s Superintendent Jon Simpson. Police imagine the suspect supposed to kill all three victims. “Police officers and search and trace specialists are involved in the manhunt in response to a horrific incident in which we believe a crossbow was used, although other weapons have not been ruled out.”

The officer has made a direct attraction to the alleged attacker to contact the police on 999 and switch himself in.

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The crime passed off at round 7pm on Tuesday, in accordance with police. A neighborhood witness informed PA Media how he heard “screams like those of children, then something like a shrill scream, and then what was clearly a woman’s scream.” Several police autos gathered round the home shortly afterwards, and officers informed residents to remain inside.

The seek for Clifford was launched within the early hours of Wednesday morning, with armed officers looking out every residence close to the crime scene one after the other.

The new Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, stays knowledgeable of the progress of the operation. “The deaths of three women in Bushey last night are shocking,” she wrote on X (previously Twitter). “I ask the public to support Hertfordshire Police with all the information they have.”

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