An NHS worker has been stabbed to death in a “totally unprovoked attack” in east London.
24-year-old David Gomoh from Canning Town, East London, was due to attend his father, Ken’s funeral on Wednesday after he died from Coronavirus.
Gomoh, who worked at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London was reportedly speaking to a friend on the phone when he was stabbed “multiple times in a ferocious assault” by a group of men in masks seconds after leaving his home at 10.25pm on Sunday.
Police were called to the scene in Freemasons Road at 10.26 pm and Mr. Gomoh was taken to an east London hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The marketing graduate was a key worker who helped keep NHS staff supplied with essential equipment. His mother, Marian is the labour ward matron at Newham University Hospital.
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.”
Cops believe those involved left the scene in a stolen Silver Dodge Caliber that was abandon at 10.30pm near Canning Town.
The vehicle had been stolen in Dagenham on Thursday, April 16 and was on cloned plates when it was recovered.