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‘Stop talking’: Sister’s fury after doctor killed

The sister of a young doctor who was stabbed and rammed with a car by thieves who broke into his home has made a major call on our justice system. 
The sister of a young doctor who was stabbed and rammed with a car by thieves who broke into his home has made a major call on our justice system.

The grieving sister of a doctor who was killed while chasing thieves who had broken into his home has called on her brother’s killers to hand themselves in.

Ash Gordon, 33, was stabbed and hit by a car as he pursued a group of thieves who had broken into his east Melbourne home on Saturday.

The young doctor was found by police on Eildon Street less than a kilometre from his Doncaster home at 5.30am, with his partner calling for help as he chased the group who had made off with laptops and shoes. He died at the scene.

Police are investigating the incident but so far have not found the assailants.

Ash Gordon died in a violent home invasion in Doncaster on Saturday. Picture: Supplied
Ash Gordon died in a violent home invasion in Doncaster on Saturday. Picture: Supplied
Mr Gordon's sister Natalie said she wanted harsher punishments for youth offenders. Photo: 9 News
Dr Gordon's sister Natalie tearfully explained the impact the attack has had on her family. Photo: 9 News

Dr Gordon’s heartbroken sister Natalie has spoken out about the devastation her family is facing in the wake of his death, urging those responsible to accept responsibility.

“Hand yourself in. Stop being a coward and accept the punishment because you can’t even begin to imagine what you’ve caused our family,” she told Today.

“You probably don’t care but I’d like to see justice served.”

Ms Gordon said that the issue of youth violence and break ins in Melbourne had been talked about “for so long” without action.

“Everybody’s been talking about it, we need to stop talking and start doing, start really punishing these people,” she said.

“The justice system is weak nowadays and I want to bring back harsher punishments, parents being able to discipline their children so that they learn to respect people and not treat other humans this way.

“Obviously, we’ve been dealt a terrible hand, but I just hope now that my brother is remembered as the amazing person that he is and that these people are brought to justice and do suffer to the same or similar degree, they’ll never suffer to the same degree as what we are.”

Mr Gordon's sister Natalie said she wanted harsher punishments for youth offenders. Photo: 9 News
Ms Gordon said she wanted harsher punishments for youth offenders. Photo: 9 News

Tributes have poured in for the beloved doctor by loved ones and patients alike, with Ms Gordon saying he was “her world”.

“I’m his older sister, but I looked up to him for so much, as did our other siblings. He’s the youngest, but we all looked up to him. Mum and dad would ring him for advice,” she said.

“He was just so sure of himself. Such a confident person on and so willing to help anyone and everyone.”

Dr Gordon was a skin specialist and owned Redefine Aesthetics, a Richmond-based clinic.

The company website noted the 33-year-old had “experience in many facets of medicine” and believed “in forming strong ­relationships with his patients that value honesty and transparency in all aspects of the treatment”.