Man, 82, questioned over double shooting on Hampshire/Surrey border

Man, 82, questioned over double shooting

Man, 82, questioned over double shooting

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A MAN aged 82 is being questioned over a suspected killing spree after two women and four dogs were found shot dead on the Hampshire/Surrey border.

Police were called to a house off Crooksbury Road in Farnham, yesterday morning after gunshots were heard.

They found the bodies of a woman in her forties and a woman in her sixties, who have yet to be formally identified but were known to their suspected killer.

An 82-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

The man, who was named locally as breeder John Lowe, had previously been convicted of illegal puppy farming several years ago, according to a source.

The body of a woman in her 60s was found inside the property while the body of a woman in her 40s was found outside near animal pens to the back of the house.
Officers attempted to resuscitate the women but to no avail, police said.

Three German shepherds and a labrador were also shot and were removed from the property by the RSPCA, which also rescued a number of other animals.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston from Surrey Police said: ''It is extremely sad that two people have lost their lives and police family liaison officers are working to support their relatives and friends at this very difficult time.

''We are conducting a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding these two deaths, however, at this time, we believe this is an isolated incident and there is no further risk to the wider community.

''Officers remain at the scene conducting inquiries and will be on site for some time. This investigation is in its early stages and we will issue updates when we have them.''

Post mortem examinations are due to take place later today on the two women.

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