Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering David Gomoh, the NHS worker killed outside his home in east London last weekend.
David Gomoh, 24, worked for Barts Health NHS trust in supplies and procurement. He was stabbed to death just days before he was due to attend the funeral of his father, who died from a Covid-19-related illness.
Metropolitan police have confirmed that a 19-year-old man was arrested in Stratford, east London, on Friday afternoon, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested at a house in Telford, Shropshire, on Saturday morning. Both remain in custody.
David Gomoh was set upon by a group of four to five males moments after he left his home in Newham, close to the NHS Nightingale hospital at the ExCel centre, last Sunday at 10.45pm.
David Gomoh was on the phone to a female friend when he was attacked and had not been involved in any argument, according to the police.
The assailants are believed to have used a stolen car during the attack, getting out of it on Freemasons Road, stabbing Gomoh repeatedly then driving off.
Police recovered the car, a silver Dodge Caliber with cloned licence plates, and appealed for anyone who had seen the vehicle, or had dashcam footage of it, to come forward.
Gomohs mother, Marian, also works for the NHS, as a matron at Newham hospital. A fundraising page has been set up by her colleagues to help with the costs of her sons funeral.
A statement on the page reads: “A mother should never have to bury her own child, especially just after the death of her husband.
“We have started a GoFundMe to help Sister Marian and her family after the tragic loss of her husband and son.
“Sister Marian has helped so many of us in the NHS, she has practised as both a nurse and midwife for over 20 years and is a credit to the service. She is currently matron of labour ward, where she goes above and beyond to support her staff with any problems they present to her.
“Her life has been suddenly turned upside down and this is a chance for us to show our support and gratitude.”
The page has currently raised £13,450 of a £15,000 target.