British police arrest man on suspicion of crossbow murders of 3 women near London

British police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of killing two sisters and their mother in a crossbow attack

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of killing two sisters and their mother in a crossbow attack.

In a statement Friday, Hertfordshire Police said that the suspect remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Police previously said that Kyle Clifford was captured on Wednesday following a near day-long manhunt in a cemetery near his home in Enfield, around 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the scene of the crimes.

The three women — the family of a well-known BBC commentator —- were found with serious injuries at their home in the quiet residential neighborhood of Bushey, northeast of the capital, on Tuesday evening. Police and ambulance crews tried to save Carol Hunt, 61, and her daughters Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The women were the wife and two daughters of BBC radio’s sports commentator John Hunt, the main horse racing commentator for BBC 5 Live, the corporation’s news and sports radio channel. His voice is known to millions through his coverage of the world famous Grand National and The Derby.

Officers who found Clifford took him away on a stretcher from Lavender Hill Cemetery with undisclosed injuries. Police said no shots had been fired.

Police officers at the scene in Ashlyn Close where three women were killed in a crossbow attack at their home, on Tuesday, in Bushey, England, Thursday, July 11, 2024. A man suspected of killing the wife and daughters of a BBC radio sports commentator with a crossbow is being treated in a hospital after being found injured in a cemetery. Kyle Clifford is suspected of attacking Carol Hunt, 61, and her daughters Hannah, 28 and Louise, 25. They were found dead at their home in Bushey, a suburban community northwest of London. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

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Police officers at the scene in Ashlyn Close where three women were killed in a crossbow attack at their home, on Tuesday, in Bushey, England, Thursday, July 11, 2024. A man suspected of killing the wife and daughters of a BBC radio sports commentator with a crossbow is being treated in a hospital after being found injured in a cemetery. Kyle Clifford is suspected of attacking Carol Hunt, 61, and her daughters Hannah, 28 and Louise, 25. They were found dead at their home in Bushey, a suburban community northwest of London. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

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A view of the entrance to Lavender cemetery in Enfield, north London where triple murder suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, was found by officers on Wednesday afternoon, July 10, 2024. British police said they found Wednesday the man suspected of killing the wife and two daughters of a well-known BBC radio commentator near London in a brutal crossbow attack. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

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This is an undated photo issued by Hertfordshire Police on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 of Kyle Clifford, who is wanted in connection with an incident in Bushey, England. British police were hunting for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow on Wednesday after three women were killed in a house near London. The BBC said the women killed were the family of its main radio racing commentator John Hunt. (Hertfordshire Police/via AP)

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Police tape surrounds the scene in Ashlyn Close, after an incident on Tuesday evening, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. British police were hunting for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow on Wednesday after three women were killed in a house near London. The BBC said the women killed were the family of its main radio racing commentator John Hunt. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

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Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson of Hertfordshire Police speaks to media outside Hatfield Police Station after an incident in Bushey on Tuesday evening, in Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. British police were hunting for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow after three women were killed in a house near London. Hertfordshire Police said Kyle Clifford, 26, was being sought over the suspected triple murder. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

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A forensic officer at the scene in Ashlyn Close, Bushey, after an incident on Tuesday evening, in Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. British police were hunting for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow after three women were killed in a house near London. Hertfordshire Police said Kyle Clifford, 26, was being sought over the suspected triple murder. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

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