Double tragedy in London as black nurse stabbed to death days before dad’s funeral
London, April 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A young NHS nurse has been stabbed to death in east London just days before his father’s funeral.
David Gomoh, 24, was attacked in Freemasons Road in Newham at around 10.25pm on Sunday, just seconds after leaving his home.
His family were already grieving from tragedy as his father recently died from a coronavirus-related illness. His funeral had been planned for Wednesday.
The Southbank University graduate was talking on the phone to a female friend when he was brutally attacked.
He had not been involved in any argument, the Met Police said
The force added that nothing in Mr Gomoh’s background gave any reason for why he was singled out and this – along with other evidence – suggests he was murdered in a “totally unprovoked attack”.
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 a nurse 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.”
“David’s family deserve both answers and justice,” he added.
There have been no arrests at this time.
Officers, who are appealing for information, believe those involved left the scene in a stolen Silver Dodge Caliber that was abandon at about 10:30pm in Lincloln Road, after driving through the no entry sign from Cumberland Road.
The car had been stolen in Dagenham on Thursday, April 16 and was on cloned plates when it was seized by officers.