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‘He may still be armed’: Public urged to not method Bushey homicide suspect Kyle Clifford

Armed police have discovered the person suspected of the crossbow murders of the spouse and two daughters of BBC racing commentator John Hunt.

Officers and paramedics had rushed to a cemetery in Enfield, north London, following an enormous manhunt that lasted most of Wednesday for Kyle Clifford, 26.

He was discovered within the Enfield space and was handled for accidents, police mentioned. Hertfordshire Police mentioned their officers didn’t fireplace any photographs.

Clifford, who left the British Army in 2022 following a quick interval of service, was wished over the deaths of Carol Hunt, 61, and the couple’s two daughters, Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25.

The three ladies had been discovered with critical accidents after officers had been referred to as to a property in Bushey on Tuesday night.

During the manhunt, the pressure mentioned they believed Clifford could have been armed with a crossbow and warned the general public to not method him.

Home secretary Yvette Cooper mentioned she was being stored totally up to date concerning the “truly shocking” deaths.

A Home Office spokeswoman mentioned Ms Cooper would take into account the findings of a name for proof on crossbows to see whether or not legal guidelines have to be tightened additional.

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Wanted man Kyle Clifford discovered

Police say they’ve discovered the suspect wished over the killings of Carol Hunt and her daughters.

“A man wanted in connection with a triple murder in Bushey has been traced to a location in North London,” officers mentioned.

“Following an extensive search, Kyle Clifford, aged 26, was found in the Enfield area by officers this afternoon.

“He is receiving medical treatment having been found with injuries. No shots were fired by police.”

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 18:26


‘Gentle, beautiful souls’ remembered

A good friend of the ladies who had been killed in Bushey has remembered them as “beautiful souls”.

Su Kehinde, 60, who lives close by, spoke after laying flowers at a makeshift tribute on the finish of the police cordon.

Ms Kehinde mentioned: “They were the loveliest, gentlest family.

“They were the meekest human beings. They did not deserve this. They were beautiful souls.”

Her daughter April, 32, mentioned that Hannah “always had a smile”.

She added: “She was hard-working, a hard grafter and really gentle.”

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 21:00


Tributes to Louise Hunt from good friend in shock

A good friend of Louise Hunt has mentioned she was all the time a optimistic individual and that he couldn’t consider something dangerous to say about her.

He advised BBC News: “I knew Louise back from school days and she was really sweet, very kind, always a positive person.

“I can’t think of anything bad to say about her – a really lovely person all round, a super-hardworking person.

“It’s been a massive shock.”

He mentioned: “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 haven’t processed it yet and I feel also angry towards the murder and I can’t even begin to imagine what the father’s going through – so, mixture of emotions – angry, sad and in shock.”

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 20:45


Watch: Triple homicide suspect carried from cemetery on stretcher

Triple homicide suspect Kyle Clifford stretchered out of cemetery in Enfield

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 20:34


Resident shocked by ‘tremendous tragedy’

A neighborhood resident has mentioned he and his spouse would see the Hunt household strolling their canine alongside Ashlyn Close as he described the killings of the three ladies as a “tremendous tragedy”.

Derek Turner mentioned he was left in shock when he awoke to see his highway inside a police cordon and later found the explanation why.

“I’m very sorry to hear what happened,” he advised The Independent. “I feel very sorry for the gentleman who’s lost his wife and children.”

He mentioned the incident has sparked concern, having lived in “peaceful and quiet” Bushey for greater than 30 years.

“We don’t really have things like this happen round here.”

He described the realm as a spot with a robust sense of group, beloved by native residents, lots of whom have lived within the space for years and know their neighbours effectively.

“You can never imagine that would happen in your street,” Mr Turner mentioned.

Forensic officers at the scene in Ashlyn Close, Bushey (James Manning/PA)
Forensic officers on the scene in Ashlyn Close, Bushey (James Manning/PA) (PA Wire)

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 20:30


Helicopters flew over space

A neighbour mentioned he returned from vacation on Tuesday night time to the overwhelming sound of helicopters hovering over his space.

Michael Murchan mentioned when he arrived house from Spain he quickly discovered concerning the horror that had simply unfolded in his neighbourhood.

He added that one of many victims was in the identical friendship group as his nephew.

“It’s awful,” he mentioned. “Such a shame.”

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 20:05


Woman who grew up with sisters remembers ‘super-nice and friendly’ household

A neighborhood resident who grew up with the Hunt household and performed with Louise and Hannah after they had been youngsters described the household as “super-nice and friendly”.

The 22-year-old lady, who didn’t wish to be recognized, mentioned John and Carol Hunt would typically be seen strolling their canine collectively within the native space.

She mentioned: “I feel so bad for the dad. I saw him just two weeks ago.”

The household good friend added that Hannah labored as a beautician and Louise as a canine groomer.

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 19:52


Deaths overwhelming, say neighbours

A husband and spouse who knew the victims paid tribute to the household as “nice and friendly” neighbours who would all the time wave and say “hello” as they walked their canine previous their home, writes Tara Cobham.

Simon and Tracey Bowler, who’ve youngsters who’re comparable ages to the victims, spoke of how “emotional”, overwhelming” and “really sad” it was to listen to of the three ladies’s deaths.

Drescribing the realm as quiet and residential, Ms Bowler mentioned she had lived in Bushey for greater than a decade and knew John Hunt by way of the native health club.

Louise, Carol and Hannah Hunt
Louise, Carol and Hannah Hunt (Handout)

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 19:42


In photos: Flowers for household from pals and neighbours

(Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 19:25


Home secretary to think about regulation on crossbows

Home Secretary Yvette Cooper mentioned she was being stored totally up to date concerning the inquiry into the “truly shocking” deaths.

A Home Office spokeswoman mentioned: “We keep legislation under constant review and a call for evidence was launched earlier this year to look at whether further controls on crossbows should be introduced.

“The home secretary will swiftly consider the findings to see if laws need to be tightened further.”

Jane Dalton10 July 2024 19:07