The suspect in a triple murder investigation may still be in possession of a crossbow, police have said.

Kyle Clifford from Enfield, north London, is wanted over the deaths of the three women who were found fatally injured in a house in Ashlyn Close, Bushey, just after 7pm on Tuesday.

Herts Police said “he may still be in possession of a weapon” and they believe he could be in areas of Hertfordshire or north London.

A spokesperson for the force confirmed to the Watford Observer that officers “believe that he may be in possession of a crossbow”.

Kyle Clifford from Enfield is wanted by police.Kyle Clifford from Enfield is wanted by police. (Image: Herts Police)

Detective Superintendent Rob Hall from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: “This is an incredibly difficult incident for the victims’ family and we would ask that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with what has happened.

“Whilst we are still in the early stages of this investigation, we are actively seeking Kyle Clifford who we believe could be in the areas of Hertfordshire or north London.

“Given the serious nature of the incident, I would ask anyone who knows where he is to contact police immediately. If you believe you see him, please do not approach him and dial 999 straight away. He may still be in possession of a weapon.”

The Home Secretary is being kept “fully updated” on the killings, and has urged anyone with information about the case to contact police.

Yvette Cooper said in a post on X, formerly Twitter: “The loss of three women’s lives in Bushey last night is truly shocking. My thoughts are with the family & friends of those who have been killed & with the community.

“I am being kept fully updated. I urge people to support (Hertfordshire Police) with any information about this case.”