The man on trial for the fatal stabbing of a father aboard a train between Guildford and London has denied murder.

Lee Pomeroy was stabbed nine times in the brutal attack, while travelling on the train with his son.

After a police manhunt, Darren Pencille 36, was eventually arrested the following day along with his partner, Chelsea Mitchell, 27.

Pencille was charged with murder and possession of a knife, while Mitchell was charged with assisting an offender.

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

She also made internet inquiries about CCTV in relation to the murder, is it alleged.

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

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

Mr Justice Edis transferred the case from Guildford Crown Court to the Old Bailey and set a trial to start on June 24. It is expected to go on for 10 days.