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Horsley train murder: police given extra time to question suspect

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Horsley train murder: police given extra time to question suspect

Published at 5:13pm 5th January 2019. (Updated at 8:45am 6th January 2019)

Police investigating the murder of a man on a train at Horsley station have been given another 12 hours to question two people arrested. 

A 35 year old man is being held on suspicion of murder and a 27 year old woman is suspected of assisting an offender after the incident on Friday (4th January). 

The development follows a police manhunt that led officers to a flat in Farnham on Saturday morning, after which the alleged killer was arrested.

The victim of the stabbing was named as Lee Pomeroy from Guildford. 

He is described as a "devoted family man" who was heading to London for a day trip with his 14-year-old son. 

Lee Pomeroy, Guildford
Lee Pomeroy is described as "a devoted family man" and "honest, bright person". 

The married father of one was on his way into London with his 14-year-old son for a day out when the incident happened.

"Lee took his son on a trip to London hoping to spend some quality time with him which was cut short by horrific and pointless attack," his family said in a statement.

"Lee would have had his 52nd birthday today but did not get to see his presents. He was an honest, bright person, who loved music very much, he knew history and art and he was a bachelor of science in Maths.

"He was a devoted family man and did everything for his family. He was an honourable man and would always help somebody who was in trouble. He was a loving husband and father, he will be deeply missed by all his family."

Mr Pomeroy was pronounced dead in the carriage at Horsley station after suffering multiple stab wounds in a "violent killing" on the train travelling between Guildford and London Waterloo.

The family are appealing for privacy at this difficult time as they come to terms with their loss.

DCI Blackburn, from British Transport Police said

“We are continuing our appeal for information and I would urge anyone who was on board the train to contact us as soon as possible. Even if you did not witness the assault, it is vitally important we speak with you. Likewise, if you have any dashcam footage of the Clandon area after 1pm yesterday afternoon, we would like to hear from you.”

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 210 of 04/01/2019. 



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