Stabbing accused denies Lee Pomeroy train murder

image captionDarren Pencille denies murder and possession of an offensive weapon

A man has denied murdering a passenger who was repeatedly stabbed on a train.

Darren Pencille, 36, of no fixed abode, appeared at the Old Bailey over the death of Lee Pomeroy, on a Guildford to London service.

Mr Pomeroy suffered nine stab wounds when he was attacked on 4 January, the day before his 52nd birthday, near Horsley in Surrey.

Surrey Police have said post-mortem tests found he died from multiple stab wounds including an injury to his neck.

Mr Pencille also denied a charge of possession of an offensive weapon.

Chelsea Mitchell, 27, of Willbury Road, Farnham, has denied assisting an offender by helping Mr Pencille to leave the scene and change his appearance.

A trial date for Mr Pencille has been set for 24 June.

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image captionLee Pomeroy died from multiple stab wounds

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