Lee Pomeroy death: CCTV shows ‘quick and frenzied’ stabbing of train passenger – The Independent

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Lee Pomeroy death: CCTV shows ‘quick and frenzied’ stabbing of train passenger – The Independent

CCTV footage of a “quick and frenzied” attack on a train passenger which left him dead has been shown to jurors in a murder trial. 

Lee Pomeroy, a 51-year-old IT consultant, was stabbed 18 times in 25 seconds by 36-year-old Darren Pencille, London’s Old Bailey heard.

As they were shown the graphic video of the stabbing on a Guildford to London train on 4 January, jurors sat in silence. Mr Pomeroy’s family left the courtroom. 

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Questioning British Transport Police Detective Constable Marc Farmer, Prosecutor Jake Hallam QC said: “The incident lasted 25 seconds and during those 25 seconds Mr Pomeroy sustained 18 stab injuries.”

He replied: “Yes, that’s correct. It was a quick and frenzied attack.”

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Jurors saw images showing Mr Pomery and his 14-year-old son arriving at London Road station in Guildford and collecting their tickets before heading to platform two.

Shortly afterwards, Mr Pencille was dropped off by his girlfriend Chelsea Mitchell and boarded the 1.01pm train to Waterloo.

He walked down the carriage as Mr Pomeroy and his son were coming the other way.

It is claimed a row began over blocking the aisle and quickly escalated.

Mr Pomeroy was shown getting up and following Mr Pencille into the next carriage and stood with his hands in his pockets during the argument.

The defendant appeared to gesture with his hands and make a call, allegedly to his girlfriend, to say: “I’m going to kill this man. He’ll be dead.”

Mr Pencille, who has admitted possessing a knife, appeared to strike out at Mr Pomeroy’s neck then continue to stab him as Mr Pomeroy attempted to defend himself.

Surrey train victim named as Lee Pomeroy

Afterwards, Mr Pencille is seen in the footage to bend down and pick up his sunglasses and mobile phone before leaving the train.

Jurors have heard how he was picked up at Clandon station by 27-year-old Mitchell and taken to her home.

Mr Pencille, of no fixed address, has denied murder, and Ms Mitchell, of Farnham, Surrey, has pleaded not guilty to assisting an offender.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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