Farnham shooting: John Lowe charged with two murders

John Lowe John Lowe is due to appear before magistrates on Wednesday

A man in his 80s has been charged with murdering two women who were found shot dead near Farnham.

The bodies of Christine Lee, 66, and Lucy Lee, 40, thought to be mother and daughter, were found on Sunday.

Surrey Police said dog breeder John Leo Lowe, 82, of Tilford, Farnham, is also accused of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Guildford magistrates on Wednesday.

Four dogs - three German shepherds and a Labrador - were also found shot.

They were removed from the farm, Keepers Cottage Stud, by the RSPCA, which also rescued several other animals.

Post-mortem examinations gave both women's cause of death as gunshot wounds.

The body of one of the women was found inside the main building at the farm, called Keepers Cottage Stud, while the body of the other woman was found outside, near animal pens.

No-one else was at the property at the time and police found a long-barrelled firearm at the scene.

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