Heartbreaking final post of Bushey crossbow victim revealed

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By Kim Novak

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The heartbreaking final post of one of the victims of a brutal killing in Bushey, UK, has been revealed.

GettyImages-2160801652.jpgPolice outside the home where the killings took place. Credit: Leon Neal / Getty

As previously reported, police had launched a manhunt for Kyle Clifford, 26, who was feared to be armed with a crossbow after three women were found dead in a home in Bushey, near Watford.

The victims were identified as Carol Hunt, 61, the wife of BBC Racing radio commentator John Hunt, and their two daughters, Hannah Hunt, 28, and Louise Hunt, 25.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson said police believe the killings are a "targeted attack", confirming that the "horrific incident" involved the use of a crossbow.

Simpson warned the public to stay away from Clifford if he is sighted, adding that "extensive police resources" were deployed to north London and Bushey in an effort to find Clifford, who was later apprehended by police.

One resident of Ashlyn Close told the BBC that they could hear "shrill screaming" coming from a house before police arrived within "15 minutes" and put the street "on lockdown".

HuntFamily.jpgLouise Hunt, 25, was killed in the attack. Credit: Facebook

Clifford is believed to have been the ex-boyfriend of Louise Hunt, as reported by numerous outlets, and her tragic final post on X (formerly Twitter) appears to allude to a relationship break-up less than a week before her death.

Louise, who was a dog groomer, had reposted a tweet about leaving a relationship, which read: "I admire women who leave. idgaf if you left after the 1st time or the 12th time I admire that s**t!

"idgaf if ppl was calling you dümb for 11 years but in the 12th year you decided you was done. it takes ALOT of strength to break a tie. it takes ALOT of self love to choose yo self."

See the post she re-shared below:


Clifford was arrested shortly after 6PM on Wednesday when police tracked him down in an Enfield cemetery, where he was hiding and injured.

A police spokesperson confirmed: "Following extensive enquiries, the suspect has been located and nobody else is being sought in connection with the investigation at this time."

Kyle CliffordHertfordshire Police tracked Kyle Clifford, 26, down in a cemetery where he was hiding out. Credit: Hertfordshire Police/Facebook

Clifford was found near Lavender Hill Cemetery in Enfield. He is currently receiving medical treatment for injuries that officers say he had sustained prior to his capture.

No shots were fired by officers during the capture.


The moment he was detained was also captured on camera, where the suspect was seen being taken into police custody and surrounded by medics.

Our thoughts remain with the Hunt family in the wake of this devastating tragedy.

Featured image credit: Facebook


Heartbreaking final post of Bushey crossbow victim revealed

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

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The heartbreaking final post of one of the victims of a brutal killing in Bushey, UK, has been revealed.

GettyImages-2160801652.jpgPolice outside the home where the killings took place. Credit: Leon Neal / Getty

As previously reported, police had launched a manhunt for Kyle Clifford, 26, who was feared to be armed with a crossbow after three women were found dead in a home in Bushey, near Watford.

The victims were identified as Carol Hunt, 61, the wife of BBC Racing radio commentator John Hunt, and their two daughters, Hannah Hunt, 28, and Louise Hunt, 25.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson said police believe the killings are a "targeted attack", confirming that the "horrific incident" involved the use of a crossbow.

Simpson warned the public to stay away from Clifford if he is sighted, adding that "extensive police resources" were deployed to north London and Bushey in an effort to find Clifford, who was later apprehended by police.

One resident of Ashlyn Close told the BBC that they could hear "shrill screaming" coming from a house before police arrived within "15 minutes" and put the street "on lockdown".

HuntFamily.jpgLouise Hunt, 25, was killed in the attack. Credit: Facebook

Clifford is believed to have been the ex-boyfriend of Louise Hunt, as reported by numerous outlets, and her tragic final post on X (formerly Twitter) appears to allude to a relationship break-up less than a week before her death.

Louise, who was a dog groomer, had reposted a tweet about leaving a relationship, which read: "I admire women who leave. idgaf if you left after the 1st time or the 12th time I admire that s**t!

"idgaf if ppl was calling you dümb for 11 years but in the 12th year you decided you was done. it takes ALOT of strength to break a tie. it takes ALOT of self love to choose yo self."

See the post she re-shared below:


Clifford was arrested shortly after 6PM on Wednesday when police tracked him down in an Enfield cemetery, where he was hiding and injured.

A police spokesperson confirmed: "Following extensive enquiries, the suspect has been located and nobody else is being sought in connection with the investigation at this time."

Kyle CliffordHertfordshire Police tracked Kyle Clifford, 26, down in a cemetery where he was hiding out. Credit: Hertfordshire Police/Facebook

Clifford was found near Lavender Hill Cemetery in Enfield. He is currently receiving medical treatment for injuries that officers say he had sustained prior to his capture.

No shots were fired by officers during the capture.


The moment he was detained was also captured on camera, where the suspect was seen being taken into police custody and surrounded by medics.

Our thoughts remain with the Hunt family in the wake of this devastating tragedy.

Featured image credit: Facebook