Two teens have been charged with the unprovoked, fatal stabbing of a British health worker who was ambushed just days after his father died of coronavirus complications, according to a new report.
David Gomoh, 24, who worked in supplies and procurement for Barts Health NHS trust, was targeted in a random attack shortly after he left his East London home the evening of April 26, according to initial reports.
Muhammad Jalloh, 18 and a 16-year-old boy who was not identified because of his age were charged with murder Sunday, The Guardian reported.
The teens were also busted for conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, in connection to an alleged incident against a different person that occurred shortly before the attack on Gomoh, according to the report.
Both teens are set to appear at Thames magistrates court Monday.
A GoFundMe page was launched for Gomoh’s mother, Marian, who also works for the NHS as a matron at Newham Hospital.
“A mother should never have to bury her own child, especially just after the death of her husband,” said a statement on the page, launched by Marian’s colleagues. “Her life has been suddenly turned upside down and this is a chance for us to show our support and gratitude.”
Gomoh was on the phone with a friend when four or five suspects stormed out of a stolen silver Dodge Caliber and attacked him with at least two knives, according to early reports.
He suffered at least four knife wounds in the attack, which lasted only about 10 seconds.
Surgical masks and gloves were discovered near the scene, and close to where the car was dumped — leading authorities to believe that the attackers were wearing them.
Gomoh was not involved in a confrontation with his attackers prior to the slaying, police have said.