BBC racing star John Hunt speaking on podcast

BBC racing commentator John Hunt’s wife and daughters ‘victims of horror crossbow attack’

The incident happened on Tuesday, July 9

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The wife and two daughters of BBC 5 Live racing commentator John Hunt became the victims of a horror crossbow attack recently.

On Tuesday evening (July 9), police and paramedics arrived at the Hunt family home in Bushey. It came after reports that three women had suffered serious injuries.

According to reports, Mr Hunt had raised the alarm when he returned home from working for the BBC racing on Tuesday. He arrived home around 7pm.

Reports claim that the BBC sent a note to its staff about the incident.

BBC racing commentator John Hunt wife and daughters in attack

The incident took place on Tuesday. Heartbreakingly, despite the efforts of paramedics, the three women died a short time later at the scene. The ages of the three women were 61, 28 and 25.

Hertfordshire Police have issued a statement. They shared an appeal for 26-year-old Kyle Clifford from the Enfield area who was wanted in connection with the incident.

Clifford is allegedly the ex-boyfriend of John’s daughter Louise Hunt. Police urged the public not to approach Clifford as he may still have possession of a crossbow.

He has since been caught.

Reports claim that police sources said the three women were tied up and shot in a “targeted attack”.

A neighbour on the Hunt family’s street said she didn’t know the victims well but called them a “friendly family”. She called the incident “very shocking”.

The MailOnline reports she also said: “We would see them every day passing by and they would say ‘good morning’.”

In addition, another neighbour told The Sun: “My husband and I were watching the football when we heard sirens and shouting. There were around 30 policemen outside. There were armed police. They came and knocked on our door and told us to stay inside and keep our doors shut.

“My heart goes out to them. I feel very sad for the family, my heart goes out to them.”

BBC racing star John Hunt speaking on podcast
John reportedly raised an alarm after the incident (Credit: YouTube)

BBC note to staff

According to reports, BBC 5 Live staff received a note on Wednesday (July 10) about the incident.

It read: “The news today about John Hunt’s family is utterly devastating. Our thoughts are with John and his family at this incredibly difficult time and we will provide him with all the support we can.”

John Hunt – a former police officer – has worked for BBC Radio 5 Live for the last 20 years.

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)

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