NHS worker, 24, died while on the phone to his girlfriend when 'attackers stabbed him eight times on walk to shops’

AN NHS worker was murdered by two teens while he was outside his home on the phone to his girlfriend, a court heard today.

David Gomoh, 24, was allegedly chased and stabbed eight times after he stepped outside his house in Newham, East London, to go shopping on Sunday April 26.

The marketing graduate, who worked for the NHS in supplies and procurement, was chatting to his girlfriend on the phone at the time.

Mr Gomoh, whose mother is a nurse, was killed just days before he was due to attend the funeral of his dad Ken, who died after contracting Covid-19.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Gomoh died of stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Muhammad Jalloh, 18, of no fixed address, and a 16-year-old boy, of Telford, Shropshire, were charged with his murder.

Peter Ratliffe, prosecuting, said: "Mr Gomoh died as a result of a long-standing and ongoing inter gang rivalry within the London Borough of Newham.

"David Gomoh was an entirely innocent victim. He was set upon by four males. He was chased and stabbed eight times.

"He was on the telephone to his girlfriend and told her he was walking to a nearby shop.

"He turned and ran, and he was able to stagger back to him home where he collapsed at his front door. He had been out of his house for only three minutes."

The teens were also accused of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent in connection with another alleged incident shortly before Mr Gomoh was fatally stabbed.

They appeared today at the Old Bailey by video link from custody and spoke to confirm their identities.

During the virtual hearing via Skype, Judge Anthony Leonard QC set a plea hearing for July 22 and remanded the defendants into custody.

The 16-year-old defendant cannot be identified because of his age.

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