Farnham suspect named as dog breeder John Lowe

An 82-year-old man arrested after the shooting of two women and four dogs has been named by a Press Association source as breeder John Lowe. The Press Association also said Lowe had previously been convicted of illegal puppy farming.

Shooting suspect was 'known to police'

A pensioner who is suspected of shooting dead two women and four dogs was known to the police.

The 82-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday by Surrey Police who received a call from Keepers Cottage Stud in Waverley Lane, Farnham, at about 10am.

The scene at a house off Crooksbury Road in Farnham, where two women and four dogs were found shot dead yesterday .
The scene at a house off Crooksbury Road in Farnham, where two women and four dogs were found shot dead yesterday . Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A Press Association source claimed he had previously been convicted of illegal puppy farming several years ago.

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RSPCA safeguarding animals at home of double killing

Two women and four dogs have been shot dead in a suspected killing spree at a secluded property in Surrey.

A murder investigation is now under way as an 82-year-old has been arrested and remains in police custody.

The RSPCA have said they are working with the police to safeguard the welfare of a number of animals at the property, including dogs and horses.

The RSPCA is working with the police to safeguard a number of animals found at the property Credit: ITV Meridian
At the scene of the crime in Farnham, Surrey Credit: ITV Meridian
Surrey Police and the RSPCA are at the property in Farnham Credit: ITV Meridian
Police have blocked the entrance to the property for now Credit: ITV Meridian

Police: Farnham deaths are an 'isolated incident'

An 82-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of two women and four dogs were found at a home in Farnham, Surrey.

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 enquiries and will be on site for some time. This investigation is in its early stages and we will issue updates when we have them.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston
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Murder probe launched after two women found dead

Surrey Police have launched a murder investigation after the bodies of two women were found in Farnham yesterday.

Officers were called to an address off Crooksbury Road yesterday morning, following reports that a firearms had been heard going off at the property.

Police searched the area and found the bodies of two women, one in her forties and the other in her sixties.

Both appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds and a firearms was found at the scene.

An 82-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

All involved are believed to have known each other and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Four dogs were also found dead at the property with gunshot wounds.

Postmortem examinations are due to take place later on today to find out the cause of the women's deaths.