Lee Pomeroy’s son ‘felt empowered’ after finally seeing murderer’s face in court

Stabbing victim Lee Pomeroy's son felt "empowered" after finally seeing his father's murderer's face in court, his aunt has revealed.

Lee, 51, was stabbed to death during a row on a train in front of his son in January.

Darren Pencille, 36, was jailed for 28 years for the "savage and unrelenting" attack during a row on a train from Guildford to Waterloo.

Even though Lee's son witnessed the murder, he never saw the killer's face until he was in court.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain for her first TV interview, Lee's sister Kim opened up about how her nephew was doing.

"He's doing ok," Lee said. "He's been quite brave because during the argument he was too scared to look at the murderer because of his aggressiveness so he never actually saw the murderer's face.

"And if you remember from the CCTV, he had a hat on and sunglasses. But since we had the verdict, which we're very pleased about, my nephew, Lee's son, has been able and has wanted to see a face of the man that stole his dad's life."

"And I think that's empowered him and shown him he's brave and he's got courage."

Throughout the interview, Kim refused to say the murderer's name because she didn't want to give him any publicity.

She opened about her fury at the fact that Pencille had visited a psychiatric expert just 24 hours before he murdered her brother.

"Those who deemed him not a threat have blood on their hands," she said.

Asked about what her brother had been like by hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd, she said: "My brother was very funny, he was intelligent. He cared about the environment [and] people… He was a wonderful father, he loved his son."

Kim added: "So this to happen to my brother was shocking."

She is also campaigning for tougher sentencing for knife crime.

"Something needs to be done and it needs to be done yesterday," she said.

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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