Train stabbing: man charged with murder
A man has been charged with murder after an incident aboard South Western Railway’s 1258 Guildford-London Waterloo train on January 4.
Darren Shane Pencille (35), from Farnham, is charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with the fatal incident. Chelsea Mitchell (27), also from Farnham, is charged with assisting an offender.
The victim, 51-year-old Lee Pomeroy, was on his way to London with his teenaged son when the murder happened.
Police were called to Horsley station at 1315 after a report that a man had been stabbed, and found Pomeroy with stab wounds. Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, he died at the scene.
Passengers on the train took to Twitter to praise the actions of staff, with the driver the first to tend to Pomeroy.
Pomeroy’s family said on January 5: “Lee would have had his birthday today but did not get to see his presents. He was an honest, bright person who loved music, he knew history and art and was a bachelor of science.”