Police said the 26-year-old male killed three women Tuesday night. The women were the wife and daughters of a well-known BBC sports commentator.

British police said Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old male suspected of killing three women in the northwestern London suburb of Bushey a day prior.

The women, aged 25, 28 and 61, were found gravely injured in their home in the neighborhood on Tuesday evening and despite efforts by police and emergency services technicians, all three died at the scene.

The deceased were the wife and daughters of BBC Radio horse racing commentator John Hunt, who discovered the women upon returning from work at Lingfield Park Racecourse south of London.

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    The suspect has been found and is in custody.

    Sports commentator was John Hunt. He’s lost his wife and two daughters. Fucking hell.

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      Medieval weapons are fairly effective if there isn’t somebody around with guns. Also props to the British police to be able to arrest the assailant alive instead of perforating him with bullets.

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        Well, American police must be using “smart” bullets as these seem fairly selective and somehow usually choose darker skin tones.

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      This is what happens when you ban guns but don’t fix the root issue of why people are violent in the first place (socioeconomic inequality or mental illness). Yeah there’s a reduction in violence, and certainly it reduces the fatality rate, but people who truly want to cause harm just resort to other weapons.

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    British police said Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old male suspected of killing three women in the northwestern London suburb of Bushey a day prior.

    The article has been updated.