Police arrest suspect in the murder of BBC presenter’s wife and daughters

British police have arrested the suspect in the murder of BBC presenter John Hunt’s wife and two daughters in Bushey on the outskirts of London, authorities said in a statement.

The victims were attacked and killed by arrows from a hunting crossbow (bow pistol), in the house where they lived, this Tuesday

Police, after several hours of searching, detained Kyle Clifford, 26, near a north London cemetery.

The victims’ husband and father, John Hunt, a horse racing presenter and commentator, was on duty at BBC 5 radio at the time of the attack and called emergency police services when he returned home after work.

The suspect, at the time of his arrest, presented “injuries” and was initially taken to a hospital to receive medical treatment, with authorities stating that the man was not injured by the agents.

According to the Sun newspaper, the suspect is the ex-boyfriend of one of the BBC presenter’s daughters but the police have not yet made any formal reference to the relationship between the attacker and the three fatal victims.

Hertfordshire Crime Unit inspector Justine Jenkins said, however, that the investigation remains ongoing and “formal identification” of the victims has been carried out: Carol Hunt, 61, and her two sisters £s, Hannah and Louise Hunt, aged 28 and 26, wife and daughters of BBC Radio 5 presenter John Hunt.

According to the BBC, a British public television station, Inspector Justine Jenkins criticized the leaks of information about the identities of the victims and confirmed that Clifford is the only suspect.

Speaking to journalists, detective Jon Simpson said that the first investigations indicate that “it was a deliberate attack and that it aimed to target the three people who were murdered”.

Still according to the same police investigator, the women were attacked with a hunting crossbow (bow pistol), admitting that the attacker may have used “other weapons” that were not specified.

The BBC called the news of the three murders “utterly devastating.”

“Our thoughts are with John (Hunt) and his family at this particularly difficult time, to whom we will give our full support,” added the British public broadcaster.


Francesco Giganti

Journalist, social media, blogger and pop culture obsessive in newshubpro

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