In­quest opens af­ter cou­ple found shot dead in their home

A vil­lage was left reel­ing in shock af­ter the dou­ble shoot­ing of a man and his wife. Re­port

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

TRIBUTES have been paid to a hospi­tal man­ager who died in a hor­rific dou­ble shoot­ing with her hus­band.

Jan­nette Jones was found dead with her hus­band Martin at their home in Brabourne Lees.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions into the tragedy are step­ping up to­day (Thurs­day) with the open­ing of the in­quest at Ash­ford Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Mrs Jones had worked in three south Lon­don hos­pi­tals over more than 30 years, the Queen El­iz­a­beth in Wool­wich for the last 10.

Dr Chris Streather, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the South Lon­don Health­care NHS Trust, told the Ken­tish Ex­press: “I wish to con­vey my deep­est sym­pa­thy on the loss of a dear col­league.

“From the way her col­leagues have de­scribed her it is clear what a tragic loss to the hospi­tal this is.

“I do know that she will be sadly missed as a work­mate but even more as a friend.

“She was some­one who was ded­i­cated and com­pas­sion­ate and was loved by her col­leagues and pa­tients in equal mea­sure. I’d like to pay trib­ute to Jan­nette for her ded­i­ca­tion.”

Mrs Jones, be­lieved to be 56, had worked for out­pa­tient ser­vices in the Green­wich area for al­most 35 years, firstly at the Brook Hospi­tal, then Green­wich District Hospi­tal.

She had started her ca­reer as a cler­i­cal worker and rose up the ranks to be­come an out­pa­tients man­ager.

Her hus­band, un­der­stood to be 64, was a for­mer Bri­tish Gas en­gi­neer who went on to con­tinue his trade self­em­ployed.

The cou­ple are thought to have only lived in the se­cluded Brock­ham Farm, un­der­stood to have been rented, for less than two years.

The house is about half a mile from Brabourne Lees vil­lage cen­tre.

Vil­lagers said they were not well known in the com­mu­nity but they had pre­vi­ously, as re­cently as spring 2007, lived in Hop­pers Way, Sin­gle­ton.

Res­i­dents who had known the cou­ple dur­ing their time there de­clined to com­ment when they were vis­ited by the Ken­tish Ex­press.

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The cou­ple were found dead at this farm­house in Brabourne Lees

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