First photo of father, 51, stabbed to death in front of son on Guildford to London train

The man who was stabbed to death on a train in Surrey in front of his son has been named as Lee Pomeroy.

The 51-year-old was traveling from Guildford to London Waterloo station with his 14-year-old son when he was attacked a day before his 52nd birthday.

Today his family have paid tribute and said: ‘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.

‘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 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.’

Following the attack, the suspect went on the run but he was detained at an address in the Farnham area at around 6am this morning on suspicion of murder.

A 27-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and no-one else was being sought in connection with killing.

British Transport Police said: ‘The family of a Guildford father, who was killed in a violent assault on board a train yesterday, have paid tribute to him on what would have been his 52nd birthday.

‘Lee Pomeroy, 51, was stabbed multiple times following an altercation on-board a Guildford to London Waterloo train at around 1pm.

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

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

BTP Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan said earlier: ‘We now know from inquiries we’ve been doing overnight and from witnesses that the two men were involved in a verbal discussion, that discussion lasted three to four minutes, it moved through one carriage from where they first boarded into another carriage, and that argument escalated to the unprovoked violent attack that sadly resulted in the death.’

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