British police launch search for suspect killing 3 women in crossbow attack

(MENAFN) British police launched a search on Wednesday for Kyle Clifford, a 26-year-old from north London, following a tragic incident in Bushey, near Watford, where three women were killed in what authorities believe to be a targeted attack. The victims, aged 25, 28, and 61, were found deceased at a residence in the town on Tuesday night, prompting a swift and intensive police response.

Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson of Hertfordshire Police indicated that armed officers and specialized search teams were actively involved in the hunt for Clifford. He urged Clifford to surrender to law enforcement and cautioned the public against approaching him. Simpson described the incident as "horrific," noting that initial reports suggest a crossbow may have been involved, though other weapons might also have been used.

The tragic deaths have shaken the local community, with Interior Minister Yvette Cooper expressing shock and emphasizing her ongoing engagement with the investigation's progress. One neighbor, speaking to reporters, described the victims as a friendly family whom they interacted with regularly. The incident has left neighbors deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden loss.

In the UK, owning a crossbow does not require a license, but carrying one in public without a valid reason is illegal. This incident follows earlier concerns in March when London experienced separate crossbow attacks that resulted in injuries, leading to heightened awareness about such incidents in urban areas.



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