Thu. Jul 25th, 2024
alert-–-heartbreaking-moment-mark-chapman’s-voice-quivers-as-he-opens-bbc-radio-5-live-coverage-of-england’s-semi-final-by-sending-‘love,-thoughts-and-support’-to-‘friend-and-colleague’-john-hunt-after-his-wife-and-two-daughters-were-‘shot-dead-with-crossbow’Alert – Heartbreaking moment Mark Chapman’s voice quivers as he opens BBC Radio 5 Live coverage of England’s semi-final by sending ‘love, thoughts and support’ to ‘friend and colleague’ John Hunt after his wife and two daughters were ‘shot dead with crossbow’

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Mark Chapman opened his coverage of England’s semi-final by paying a tearful tribute to his colleague John Hunt – whose wife and two daughters were allegedly shot dead with a crossbow in their home last night. 

Mr Hunt’s wife Carol, 61, and their daughters Louise, 25, and Hannah, 28, were found fatally injured at their £800,000 detached home in Bushey, Hertfordshire, last night. 

Police sources said the three women were tied up before being shot in a ‘targeted attack’ that may have also included ‘other weapons’.

Suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, who is the ex-boyfriend of John’s daughter Louise, was snared by police this afternoon in Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield. 

Speaking with a quivered voice on the radio this evening, sports presenter Chapman said: ‘This has been a heartbreaking day. 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. So, on behalf of everybody connected to 5 Live Sport, our love and thoughts and support are with John and his family.’ 

Sports broadcaster John Murray also paid tribute to Mr Hunt this evening, telling the audience: ‘There is no one at BBC sport more supportive and enthusiastic than John.

‘All of us send or love to John and his family.’ 

Clifford, 26, was seen being bundled into the back of an ambulance in the Hilly Fields area of Enfield by armed police and paramedics on Wednesday afternoon. 

Witnesses said they saw the suspect being stretchered away while receiving medical treatment before he was taken to Royal London Hospital.

Officers said ‘no shots were fired by police’ and Clifford is being treated at a major trauma centre for his injuries. 

A London Ambulance spokesperson said: ‘Ambulance crews and London’s air ambulance attended an incident in Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield, this afternoon. We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.’ 

Clifford became Britain’s most wanted man after police said they were hunting the ex-soldier in connection with the ‘murders’ of Carol, 61, and her two daughters Hannah, 28, and Louise, 25, who is the ex-girlfriend of Clifford. 

The women, who are the wife and daughters of BBC Five Live racing commentator John Hunt, were found fatally injured inside their £800,000 detached home in Bushey, Hertfordshire, last night.

Police sources said the women had been tied up before they were shot dead with a crossbow in a ‘targeted attack’ that may have also included ‘other weapons’. 

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