Tributes for the family of BBC Sports presenter John Hunt have begun to pour in after the news that his wife and two daughters were named in connection with the Bushey murders.

Carol, Louise and Hannah were found seriously injured at their £800,000 detached home. They died despite the efforts of paramedics.


Kyle Clifford is wanted in connection with the murder of the three women who were found fatally injured in a house just after 7pm on Tuesday, with Clifford is understood to be the ex-boyfriend of one of the daughters.

Former police officer and BBC Radio Five Live presenter Hunt raised the alarm when he returned home and found his family, with the police urging the public “not approach and dial 999 immediately” if they spot Clifford, who is currently on the run.

The BBC recently released a statement on commentator Hunt as police continue to search Enfield for wanted Clifford, who is believed to be carrying a crossbow and possibly other weapons.

Its statement 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 and his wife Carol

Carol and her two daughters were murdered by Clifford

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Since the news was revealed, tributes to the family and Hunt have begun to pour in with Racing TV writing on X: “Everyone at Racing TV is shocked and saddened by the tragic deaths in Hertfordshire. Our condolences to John Hunt, his family and friends, at this dreadful time.”

At The Races added: “Everyone at Sky Sports Racing and At The Races is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths in Hertfordshire and our thoughts are with our colleague John Hunt, his family and friends at this awful time.”

Sky Sports Racing expressed: “Everyone at Sky Sports Racing is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths in Hertfordshire and our thoughts are with our colleague John Hunt, his family and friends at this awful time.”

“This is absolutely incomprehensible,” Emma Kenny penned before Irish Racing said: “We’re deeply saddened by the tragic events in Hertfordshire, UK. Our heartfelt thoughts are with John Hunt, his family, and friends during this incredibly difficult time.”

Kyle Clifford

Kyle Clifford is currently on the run and being hunted down by police

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Fans of Hunt were also quick to express their sadness and shock at the news, with one penning: “Thoughts with John Hunt and his family. What an unspeakable tragedy.”

Someone else wrote: “This is absolutely horrific. I can’t begin to imagine the pain John Hunt is feeling. I hope he’s caught but sadly, likely he ended his own life. That’s what cowards do after horrific things like this.”

Another replied: “Horrific what has happened to John Hunt’s family. Can’t comprehend what he is going through. Thoughts with him right now, friends and the racing world.” (sic)

Police and crime commissioner Jonathan Ash-Edwards has said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the women who have been shockingly killed in this terrible incident in Bushey.

Hannah Hunt and Louise Hunt

Hannah and Louise were murdered by Clifford

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“It will no doubt send shockwaves through the local community and across Hertfordshire. I am being kept updated by the police and I urge the public to support the police with any information about the whereabouts of the named suspect.”

Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has said she is being kept updated on the situation as it progresses: “The loss of three women’s lives in Bushey last night is truly shocking. My thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have been killed and with the community.

“I am being kept fully updated. I urge people to support [Hertfordshire Police] with any information about this case.”