An NHS nurse has been stabbed to death in east London only days before his father is due to be buried having died after contracting COVID-19.
David Gomoh, 24, was murdered in Freemasons Road in Newham at around 22:27 hours on Sunday. He had left his home only seconds earlier.
David and his family were already grieving after his father died of a COVID-19 related illness. David’s father was due to be buried on Wednesday (29th).
David’s grieving mother is also an NHS nurse and has been involved in the national effort to save as many lives as possible during the COVID-19 national emergency.
David was talking on the phone to his girlfriend when he was savagely attacked. A spokesperson for the Met Police said that David had not been involved in any argument.
Detective Inspector Tony Kirk of the Mets Specialist Crime Command said.
“David’s family are going through unimaginable torment. Within days his mother has seen the death of her husband and son; his sister has lost her brother and father, both are now heartbroken.
“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.
“He was apparently approached by a group of men wearing masks and stabbed multiple times in a ferocious assault.
“I have no doubt this was a planned attack that singled out David because he happened to be in that area.
“David and his mother, who have done so much to help the community, now need the public to come forward and tell us what they know.
“If you have any information, please think of this young man and the suffering of his family and call us. If you don’t want to give your name, call Crimestoppers, but do make that call. David’s family deserve both answers and justice.”
Police believe those involved in the stabbing left the scene in a stolen Silver Dodge Caliber that was abandoned at about 22:30hrs in Lincoln Road, E13 after driving through the no entry sign from Cumberland Road.
The Dodge Caliber had been stolen in Dagenham on Thursday, 16 April and was on cloned plates when it was recovered.
Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area or anyone who remembers seeing the Dodge Caliber, whether before or after the attack.
In particular, the police have asked anyone who has dashcam footage, or CCTV of the area around where the car was dumped, to contact them as a matter of urgency.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call detectives at the incident room on 0208 345 3985. You can also contact via 101 or Twitter @MetCC quoting ref: CAD 8371/26APR.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
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