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Mother whose son, 24, was stabbed to death just days after his father died, talks about her pain

The heartbroken mother of an NHS worker stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack has revealed her fear of the double tragedy of losing her son just days after her husband’s death from COVID-19.

Hospital worker David Gomoh, 24, was fatally injured on Sunday in a knife attack by masked thugs seconds after leaving his home in Canning Town, east London.

Three days later on Wednesday, his father Ken Gomoh’s funeral took place after he lost a two-week battle against the deadly virus.

53-year-old Marian Gomoh, who is pictured for the first time, works as a matron of a labor department at Newham University Hospital in East London.

53-year-old Marian Gomoh has revealed her fear of the double tragedy of the loss of her son just days after her husband's death from COVID-19

53-year-old Marian Gomoh has revealed her fear of the double tragedy of the loss of her son just days after her husband’s death from COVID-19

She told MailOnline, “My son couldn’t bury his father and we lost them so close together. You cannot imagine how devastated the whole family is.

“One death is bad enough for any family, but to suffer two in a short time is so painful that I can’t put it into words. I’m devastated, we all are and it’s hard to be strong right now, but we’re trying. ‘

Under current coronavirus guidelines, only ten mourners attended Ken’s funeral.

Mrs. Gomoh sobbed, “We were crying for Ken and David, who were the two most important men in my life. Not all of our friends and family there have made things much worse.

“David was a good son, he had a lot to look forward to, but now we are preparing for his funeral. His life was cruelly taken from him and we still don’t know who did it. All we want is justice. ‘

David had just left home on Sunday evening and was attacked by a masked gang at barely 100 meters away at 22.25.

He worked as a supply chain employee for the NHS at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, helping to ensure that frontline workers provided coronavirus patients with essential equipment.

After being brutally stabbed, he managed to return to his family’s terrace, screaming for help and neighbors, heard the commotion, ran away, and gave first aid.

Medici arrived a short time later and took over to save his life.

Dozens of bouquets of flowers have been placed just outside the family home where David died.

Ken Gomoh died of COVID-19 and his funeral took place on Wednesday

Ken Gomoh died of COVID-19 and his funeral took place on Wednesday

David Gomoh was fatally injured in an unprovoked attack in Canning Town, East London

David Gomoh was fatally injured in an unprovoked attack in Canning Town, East London

Ken Gomoh, left, died of COVID-19 just days before his son David Gomoh, right, was fatally injured 24 in an unprovoked attack in Canning Town, East London

Mrs. Gomoh sobbed, “It was here in front of our house. We open the curtains and this is the first thing we see. We have a large loving family and many friends who have supported us very much. Without them we wouldn’t be able to get through this. ‘

She revealed that she will be writing to London Borough of Newham city officials and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to raise concerns about the lack of camera surveillance and police patrols in the area.

Ms Gomoh said, “Many of us feel unsafe in this part of East London. There is a lot of crime and gangs here and the police don’t seem to do anything about it. We have been asking for some time to improve security.

“If there had been camera surveillance, the police would have been able to identify David’s murderers by now. We have also had other murders and stabbings in this area. People were already afraid to leave their house before my son died and now it has gotten worse. ‘

Police say David, a graduate of marketing from London Southbank University, did nothing that gives any reason why he was named.

They think he was “murdered in a totally unprovoked attack.”

Police have released an image of a stolen car they believe was used by David’s murderers.

The silver Dodge Caliber was found abandoned minutes after the stab, half a mile away in Lincoln Road, Plaistow.

It had fake number plates and has previously driven through a no-entry sign from Cumberland Road.

The car, which was stolen in Dagenham on April 16, was distinguished for having a temporary wheel on the passenger side.

Bouquets of flowers are placed just outside the family home where David died on Freemasons Road in Newham, East London

Bouquets of flowers are placed just outside the family home where David died on Freemasons Road in Newham, East London

Bouquets of flowers are placed just outside the family home where David died on Freemasons Road in Newham, East London

The police appeals to anyone who has seen the car whether it could have dashcam images before or after the attack.

Detective Inspector Tony Kirk of the Met Police Specialist Crime Command said, “David’s family is experiencing unimaginable torment.

“Within days his mother saw 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 get himself through college and, like his mother, worked hard for the NHS community.”

DI Kirk added, “At this point, we believe that all David did to be killed was down a street.

“Apparently he was approached by a group of men wearing masks and stabbing several times in a ferocious attack.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support his mother financially and help with the cost of David’s funeral, which has raised over £ 17,000 to date.

A spokesman for London South Bank University, from which Mr. Gomoh graduated in July 2017, said: “On Sunday, April 26, a tragic incident occurred in Newham on which David Gomoh, a graduate of London South Bank University, was fatally injured.

“The university wishes to express its heartfelt and heartfelt condolences, condolences and support to David’s family and friends in this very sad time.”

The police have asked anyone with information detectives in the emergency room of the Met Police on 0208 345 3985 or to contact 101 using CAD 8371 / 26APR.

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