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Arrest after public toilet murder
Jeff Akers [Picture from Surrey Police]
Retired accountant Jeff Akers died from a single stab wound
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after another man was stabbed to death in a public toilet in Surrey.

Retired accountant Peter Jeffrey Akers, 50, who was known as Jeff, was found in Walton Lane, Walton-on-Thames.

A post-mortem examination showed that he died from a single stab wound to the back. Police said a large carving knife was recovered from the scene.

The 29-year-old man handed himself in at Newbury police station in Berkshire and is being questioned by detectives.

Surrey Police said Mr Akers lived with his male partner in Wallington, Surrey, and the couple had been together for more than 22 years.

Information sought

He was stabbed in toilets at Walton Bridge, an area known as a popular meeting place for men, at about 1500 GMT on Tuesday.

Senior investigating officer, Det Ch Insp Mark Preston-Heard, urged anyone who was in the vicinity of the attack to come forward.

"All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence and detectives do not need to know why callers were in the area at the time.

"A number of people are known to frequent the area such as people walking their dogs, parents with their children, or people going there specifically to meet other people and we would like to hear from all those who were there between 2.30 and 3.30 yesterday afternoon," he said.

Walton Lane and Walton Bridge were closed following the attack and a police dog unit and the Surrey Police helicopter searched the cordoned-off area.



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