– from COVID-19 related illness, and stabbing respectively
London’s Metropolitan Police detectives continue to appeal for information following the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Marketing graduate – David Gomoh in Newham.
The Southbank University graduate was stabbed to death at around 22:25hrs on Sunday, 26 April, just seconds after leaving his home.
The attack took place in Freemasons Road, E16 near the junction with Kerry Close – in London’s east end.
David’s family were already reeling from tragedy, following the recent unexpected death of David’s father from a COVID-19 related illness.
His father’s funeral was to be tomorrow.
David, like his mother who is a nurse, worked for the NHS and was a key worker helping to keep NHS staff supplied with essential equipment.
David was talking on the phone to a female friend when he was stabbed and was not involved in any argument.
Nothing in David’s background gives any reason for why he was singled out and this, along with other evidence, suggests David was murdered in a totally unprovoked attack.
Killed: David Gomoh
Detective Inspector Tony Kirk of the Metropolitan Police 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 left the scene in a stolen Silver Dodge Caliber that was abandoned at about 22:30hrs in Lincloln Road, E13 after driving through the no entry sign from Cumberland Road.
This car 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 this car, whether before or after the attack.
In particular, anyone who has dash cam footage, or CCTV of the area around where the car was dumped, should contact detectives.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) are standing by to take your call.
There have been no arrests at this time.
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. Please quote CAD 8371/26APR.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
++ Do you know about someone who is carrying a knife or is involved in violence? If you have information that could help keep your community safe, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.
Any young people who has information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.
Culled from Trumpet Media Group, London