Crooksbury Road in Farnham, Surrey, where police found two women shot dead
Crooksbury Road in Farnham, Surrey, where police found two women shot deadGoogle

An 82-year-old pensioner was arrested on suspicion of shooting dead two women in a town in Surrey.

Police officers were called to a house in Crooksbury Road in Farmham, where they found the bodies of a woman believed to be in her 60s and a woman believed to be in her 40s. Four dogs were also found dead at the scene. It is understood all had gunshot wounds.

A post mortem will follow to determine the cause of their deaths. Sky News reports neighbours heard gunfire at the property, one of several large detached homes set back from the three-lined road.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion and taken in to custody. It is understood police are not searching for anyone else in connection with their inquiries. Reports suggest the suspect and victims knew each other.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston 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 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."