Wife, 69, shot dead in murder-suicide after leaving husband, 84, for new lover

A woman who died in a suspected murder-suicide left her husband for a new lover shortly before her death, neighbours claimed.

It is believed Rose Jobson was shot dead by husband Robert Jobson, who locals said grew jealous after discovering his long-term partner had met another man, before he turned the gun on himself.

The Jobsons' bodies were discovered on Friday (July 14) at their North Lincolnshire home, located on the grounds of the White Lodge Shooting School which they ran together before their deaths.

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The pair were both shooting experts and even competed for England, and were well-liked in their neighbourhood.

Rose, 69, is thought to have split from Robert – who, at 84, was 15 years her senior – after meeting another man at her shooting school.

Neighbour Andrew Farrow senior, who lived next door to the couple, told the Daily Mail: "We heard a couple of weeks ago that the couple had split up and the Rose had a new partner.

"Robert was not happy with the new relationship and we don't believe it was an amicable situation."

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Mr Farrow, who runs the nearby Thornton Abbey Maze, continued: "It was no secret locally that she had a new partner who she had met at the shooting school. There was a village gathering at the weekend and that was being said," adding: "We understand he was jealous and who knows what things go around in people's brains."

Another resident, who didn't wish to be named, told the publication the pair had split up around a month before the couple's deaths.

Police were called to the couple's home at around 3.40pm on Friday to "reports of concern for safety".

Mr Farrow said he didn't know who first raised the alarm and said that while it was normal to hear gunshots due to the house being located on a shooting school, the facility had been closed down for several weeks due to the fallout of Rose's new relationship.

Officials have since launched a murder investigation, with officers stating they were not seeking any other suspects following the deaths.

No cause of death has yet been given.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said yesterday (Monday, July 17): "A man and woman who were found deceased at a property on College Road, in Thornton Curtis on Friday 14 July have been named by their families as Robert Jobson, aged 84, and Rose Jobson, aged 69.

"We were called to reports of concern for safety at around 3.40pm and upon arrival, the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered at the property.

"Paramedics attended the scene, but both the man and the woman were pronounced deceased at the scene."

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