A frontline NHS nurse has been brutally killed in a “ferocious unprovoked attack” in Canning Town, East London on Sunday evening.
David Gomoh who was 24-years old was stabbed to death after he stepped outside and was talking to a friend on his phone, the Met Police confirmed.
He was “ferociously” attacked at 10:25pm on Sunday evening on Freemasons Road E16, his death comes days after his father died from coronavirus.
Detective Inspector Tony Kirk, of the Mets Specialist Crime Command, said Gomoh’s family “deserve both answers and justice” for the callous attack.
Kirk 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.”
Police believe the nurse was approached by a group of masked men and then stabbed him multiple times, and fled the scene in a stolen silver Dodge Caliber, then abandoned the car which was stole on 16 April, in Dagenham.
Kirk added, “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 are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have dash cam or CCTV to get in touch on: 0208 345 3985