'Beautiful souls': Tributes flood in for three women as murder suspect found

Triple murder suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, was found in the Enfield area of north London on Wednesday afternoon

Neighbours and friends of a mother and two of her daughters killed in a crossbow attack have described them as “beautiful souls”.

Carol Hunt, 61, wife of BBC racing commentator John Hunt, and two of their daughters Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25, were killed in Bushey, Hertfordshire, on Tuesday.

The Hunts were described as “the loveliest, gentlest family” as well-wishers laid flowers by the police cordon in Ashlyn Close, a quiet suburban cul-de-sac, on Wednesday.

Neighbours and friends pay tribute to the victims of the attack. Credit: PA

Neighbour Su Kehinde, 60, who was among those paying tribute in the area, said: “They were the loveliest, gentlest family.

“They were the meekest human beings. They did not deserve this. They were beautiful souls.”

Triple murder suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, was found in the Enfield area of north London on Wednesday afternoon, Hertfordshire Police said.

He is receiving medical treatment after he was found with injuries. No shots were fired by police.

The suspect is believed to be known to the victims.

Kyle Clifford was wanted by police in connection with the murder. Credit: Hertfordshire Police/PA

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Chapman sent his “love and thoughts” to Hunt after a “heartbreaking day”.

Mr Chapman said: “John Hunt is our colleague and our friend, not just to the current 5 Live sport team but to all of those who have worked here with him over the past 20 years and also to all of you who have enjoyed his superb commentaries.

“On behalf of everybody connected to 5 Live sport, our love and thoughts and support are with John and his family.”

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Chapman paid tribute to his colleague John Hunt

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said they treated a man at Lavender Hill Cemetery in Enfield on Wednesday evening, before taking him to a major trauma centre.

Armed police scoured Lavender Hill Cemetery in Enfield earlier this evening. Credit: ITV News

Police officers were still in position outside Lavender Hill Cemetery in Enfield, north London, on Thursday morning.

Officers stood outside the gates in Cedar Road and a cordon was in place along Cook’s Hole Road.

Members of the public were not able to enter the cemetery.

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