Tributes to ‘devoted family man’ stabbed to death on train during day trip with young son

Tributes to ‘devoted family man’ stabbed to death on train during day trip with young son

THE FAMILY of a man stabbed to death on a train during a day out with his 14-year-old son have paid tribute to him.

Lee Pomeroy, 51, was stabbed multiple times following an altercation on board a Guildford to London train at Horsley Station at around 1pm yesterday.

This morning police arrested a man in the Farnham area of Surrey in connection to the murder investigation.

A 27-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.


The family of Mr Pomeroy, a married father-of-one, have today paid tribute to him on what would have been his birthday.

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

“Lee would have had his 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.”

'Extraordinary violence'

Police described the level of violence used against Mr Pomeroy as ‘extraordinary’ as they appealed for witnesses to come forward.

“The investigation is moving with good progress and we are now confident to say that this is not believed to be a random assault,” said DCI Sam Blackburn from British Transport Police.

“In the moments leading to the violent killing, both men appeared to be involved in an altercation lasting three minutes.

“Nothing justified the extraordinary violence that followed, and we are concentrating our efforts on the ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information or who was on board the train is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 210 of 04/01/2019.