Gang guilty of murdering NHS worker David Gomoh

Victim was ‘tragically caught in the middle of a meaningless feud’

Rory Sullivan
Wednesday 11 August 2021 20:28

CCTV shows gang chasing David Gomoh

Four gang members have been convicted of the brutal murder of a 24-year-old NHS worker in east London last year.

David Gomoh was stabbed to death on 26 April 2020 while walking to a supermarket and speaking to his girlfriend on the phone.

The marketing graduate was targeted at random by members of the Northside Newham Gang, who wished to send a message to two rival crews, the Old Bailey heard.

Senior prosecutor Lousie Attrill told the court that the 24-year-old was “tragically caught in the middle of a meaningless feud”.

“Despite having no connections to gangs he was killed without hesitation,” she added.

After deliberating for almost 15 hours, a jury found Vagnei Colubali, 22, from Cambridge, Muhammad Jalloh and David Ture, both 19 and of no fixed address, guilty of murder. A 17-old-boy from Telford, Shropshire, was also convicted over the killing, but cannot be named for legal reasons.

All four were also found to have conspired to cause grievous bodily harm to another person before they attacked Mr Gomoh. The man, who managed to run away, has not been identified.

The prosecution’s case was built on CCTV footage, DNA found on two pairs of sunglasses - one found at the scene, the other in the getaway car - and a chilling “picturebook story” discovered in Ture’s bedroom.

The sketches of the events leading up to the murder showed the site of the attack on Freemasons Road as well as the clothes the group had worn.

Speaking after the verdict was announced, the victim’s sister Lizzie said that her brother’s murder was “something that no family should ever go through”.

“Nothing will bring back a life that was so full of promise and hope, a life that was brutally taken away from us, but we are grateful now that we can begin to mourn.”

Additional reporting from PA

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