Everything We Know So Far About Kyle Clifford and Bushey’s Crossbow Murders

Everything We Know So Far About Kyle Clifford and Bushey’s Crossbow Murders
Everything We Know So Far About Kyle Clifford and Bushey’s Crossbow Murders

The suspect in the Bushey crossbow “murders”, Kyle Clifford, 26, has been arrested. Clifford is receiving medical treatment after being found with injuries.

Despite armed police being filmed entering a cemetery in Hilly Fields, Enfield, no shots were fired and Clifford has not been arrested. Carol, Hannah and Louise Hunt were murdered at their home in Bushey, Hertfordshire, when the alarm went off at 7pm last night (Tuesday, July 9).

All three were pronounced dead at the scene after being found seriously injured. Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Hertfordshire Police Chief Constable and Crime Commissioner, said: “My thoughts are with the families and friends of the women who were shockingly killed in this terrible incident in Bushey.

Bushey ‘murder’ live: Hunt for Enfield man believed to be armed with crossbow after 3 women are murdered

Officers searched all night for Kyle Clifford(Image: Phil Harris)

“It will undoubtedly send shockwaves through the local community and across Hertfordshire. I am being kept informed by the police and would urge the public to support the police with any information regarding the whereabouts of the named suspect.”

When the dead fell

Kyle Clifford, 26, is alleged to have killed a mother and her two daughters with a crossbow yesterday (July 9). The trio were aged 25, 28 and 61 and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Where did the deaths occur?

Officers from Hertfordshire Police rushed to a house on Ashlyn Close in Bushey at around 7pm yesterday (July 9).

Who are the victims?

The three women who were ‘murdered’ with a crossbow in their Bushey home have been identified. Carol Hunt, Hannah Hunt and Louise Hunt, aged 61, 28 and 25 respectively, died last night (Tuesday 9 July) from crossbow wounds in Ashlyn Close.

Hannah Hunt and Louise Hunt of Bushey(Image: Hannah Grace Aesthetics/Groom and Glow)

Where was Kyle Clifford found?

He was found earlier today in Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield. Footage showed armed police officers entering the cemetery. No shots were fired and at the time of writing Clifford has not been arrested.

Was Kyle Clifford injured when he was arrested?

A London Ambulance spokesman said: “Ambulance crews and the London Air Ambulance attended an incident at Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield this afternoon (Tuesday 10th). We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

Map shows police movements throughout the day during manhunt

The interactive map below shows the extent of the Bushey investigation this afternoon (Wednesday 10 July). It comes after Carol Hunt, Hannah Hunt and Louise Hunt, aged 61, 28 and 25, were found dead in their home at around 7pm yesterday (9 July).

What the detectives said

“This remains an incredibly difficult time for the families of the victims and we ask that their privacy is respected as they process what has happened.

“This investigation is progressing well and the formal identification of the victims has yet to take place. The premature naming of potential victims has caused the family great grief when they should have been given the space to process their sudden loss.

“After extensive investigation, the suspect has been located and no one else is currently being sought in connection with the investigation.

“We have had an overwhelming number of calls and would like to express our gratitude to the members of the public who have contacted us. We would still urge anyone with information or footage to contact police directly and not to comment on social media as this could affect the progress of the case. We have set up an information portal where people can submit any information, photos or video footage that they believe may assist our investigation.

“This incident will of course be a concern to local residents. There will be additional local officers in the area today so please do speak to them if you need to.”

(Image: PA)

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