NHS worker stabbed to death days before father’s funeral

Mr Gomoh's father died from an illness linked to Covid-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Police are appealing for information after an NHS worker was stabbed to death by masked attackers just seconds from his home.

David Gomoh, 24, was stabbed multiple times in a “ferocious assault” in Freemasons Road, Newham, east London, just before 10.30pm on Sunday April 26.

His family were already mourning the death of his father, who died from an illness linked to Covid-19 and whose funeral was due to be held on Wednesday.

Marketing graduate Mr Gomoh, whose mother is a nurse, worked as an NHS key worker to help keep staff supplied with essential equipment.

He was on the phone to a friend when he was attacked and police say there is no obvious motive for the stabbing.

Detective Inspector Tony Kirk, of the Metropolitan Police, said Mr Gomoh’s family was experiencing “unimaginable torment”.

“David was a young man who had worked hard to put himself through university and, like his mother, worked hard for the community in the NHS.

“At this time we believe the only thing David did to be murdered was walk down a street.”

Police believe the killers left the scene in a stolen Silver Dodge Caliber that was found abandoned minutes later, half a mile away in Lincoln Road, Plaistow.

It had fake number plates and was seen being driven through a no entry sign from Cumberland Road.

Anyone with information can call police on 0208 345 3985 quoting CAD 8371/26APR, or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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