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Newspaper headlines: ‘Crossbow horror’ and England’s ‘last-minute glory’

Daily Mail front page for 11/07/24

“Crossbow horror” is the headline in the Daily Mail, which is among several papers to lead on the attack at a house in Hertfordshire in which the wife and two daughters of BBC racing commentator John Hunt were killed. Suspect Kyle Clifford, 26, has been apprehended. Like most of the other papers, the Mail also finds room to highlight England’s victory over the Netherlands at Euro 2024. “Super-sub” Ollie Watkins’s 90th-minute goal fired the team to “last-minute glory” in the semi-final, it says.

Times front page for 11/07/24

The Times carries photos of Carol Hunt, 61, Hannah Hunt, 28, and Louise Hunt, 25, the victims of the crossbow attack, on its front page. Its story on the case focuses on the apprehension of Kyle Clifford, a former soldier.

Daily Mirror front page for 11/07/24

The Daily Mirror reports that race commentator John Hunt was the person who found his wife and daughters after the attack. Its headline reads: “BBC man family slain”.

Daily Telegraph front page for 11/07/24

The Daily Telegraph’s story on the killings notes that Home Secretary Yvette Cooper announced she would urgently examine a ban on the sale of crossbows, within hours of the attack.

Daily Express front page for 11/07/24

The Daily Express says the crossbow attack suspect was captured after a “huge manhunt”. On England’s 2-1 football victory over the Netherlands, the Express shows pictures of goal scorer Ollie Watkins alongside celebrating fans under the headline, “Is it finally coming home?”

Daily Star front page for 11/07/24

“Wat a night”, says the Daily Star. “Supersub Ollie’s last-gasp strike puts us in final”.

Metro front page for 11/07/24

“Nether in doubt!” reads the headline in the Metro as it reports the late goal that saw England beat the Netherlands, which took the Three Lions to their second consecutive Euros final.

Guardian front page for 11/07/24

England are in “dreamland” after their semi-final win, says the Guardian. Its main story reports comments from UK Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer on overcrowding in prisons in England and Wales. The prime minister, who is set to announce an early release scheme of non-violent offenders, has said the situation was “shocking” and a “total failure” of the previous Tory government, the Guardian says. Former Conservative justice secretary Alex Chalk told the Today podcast the early releases were “the right way to proceed” but that longer-term solutions were needed.

i front page for 11/07/24

The i features a picture of England captain Harry Kane celebrating the team’s Euro 2024 win with goal scorer Ollie Watkins. The paper also carries an exclusive on its front page – reporting that the government is to force water firms to give refunds to customers if they fail to upgrade their sewage networks.

Financial Times front page for 11/07/24

The Financial Times focuses on Joe Biden’s re-election bid. The FT says the US president has suffered “twin blows” after actor George Clooney called for him to stand down and veteran Democrat Nancy Pelosi said he had a “decision” to make on his future, amid concerns over his age and health.

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