Man Denies East Horsley Train Murder

7 February 2019, 17:21 | Updated: 7 February 2019, 17:23

Guildford Crown Court

A man's denied murdering a dad, who was stabbed to death on a train near Dorking.

Lee Pomeroy attacked on the 12.58PM service between Guildford and London on January 4.

A post-mortem examination found the 51-year-old died from multiple stab wounds.

Darren Pencille, 36, has been charged with his murder, as well as possessing a knife.

His partner, mum-of-one Chelsea Mitchell, 27, is accused of assisting an offender.

The charge states she transported Pencille back to her home in Farnham after it happened and bought clippers and razors for him to change his appearance.

It's alleged she also made internet inquiries about CCTV in relation to the murder.

The couple denied the charges against them when they appeared at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

Pencille appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison while Mitchell, who is on conditional bail, sat in the dock.

The judge transferred the case from Guildford Crown Court to the Old Bailey and set a trial to start on June 24.

It is expected to last for 10 days.