Wife and two daughters of BBC racing commentator killed in crossbow attack

Carol Hunt, 61, and two of her daughters died in Hertfordshire on Tuesday.


News | UK The wife and two daughters of a BBC sports commentator have been killed in a crossbow attack at their home. Carol Hunt, 61, who was married to BBC 5 Live racing commentator John Hunt, and two of their daughters died in Ashlyn Close, Bushey , Hertfordshire , on Tuesday evening, PA understands. A massive manhunt has been launched for their suspected killer, Kyle Clifford, 26, who is believed by police to be armed and in Hertfordshire or north London.

The BBC confirmed that Mr Hunt’s wife and two daughters had died, in a post on the broadcaster’s news website. Messages of condolence were posted on social media by figures from the racing world. ITV racing commentator Matt Chapman wrote in an entry on X, formerly Twitter: “No words needed for what has happened to @HuntyCaller and family today.

“Impossible to comprehend the pain. Just know we are all here for you John. We love you pal – racing loves you.

” The Amateur Jockeys Association of Great Britain and Beverley Racecourse were among others sending their sympathies. Armed police searched a home in Rendlesham Road, Enfield, on Wednesday morning as the hunt for Clifford continued. He is wanted over the deaths of Mrs Hunt and two of her daughters who were aged 25 and 28.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson from Hertfordshire Police told reporters the murders are believed to be “targeted”. Bushey triple murder LIVE: Wife and two daughters of BBC racing commentator John Hunt.