Man arrested in Croydon over the death of Trevor Ellis

Trevor Ellis died during the Croydon riots

Trevor Ellis died during the Croydon riots

First published in News Streatham Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy editor

A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a father of four on the night of the riots.

Detectives arrested the 32-year-old man this morning in the Croydon area on suspicion of the murder of Trevor Ellis, 26, who was shot on Duppas Hill, Waddon last year.

Police officers found Ellis’s body in the back of a car at about 9.20pm on August 8 last year.

Mr Ellis had travelled to Croydon that night with a group of friends.

His two companions Blaze Aitcheson-Daley, 22, and Tyrone Cooper, 26, were both convicted of burglary and handling stolen goods last month.

It is believed the group became involved in an altercation with a group of about nine individuals, culminating in a high-speed pursuit from Scarbrook Road, along the A232 flyover into Duppas Hill Road, where Mr Ellis was shot.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Le Pere said: "Trevor Ellis was murdered on a night where Croydon, and in fact London, saw unprecedented levels of violence and disorder.

"I believe his killers were actively involved in looting and responsible for robbing at least two people that night.

"They thought nothing of arming themselves with a gun and ultimately taking a young man's life, leaving four young children without a father.

"I want anyone who was in central Croydon that night who saw this group or may have images of them on their cameras or phones to come forward."

Detectives are also appealing for anyone who witnessed the pursuit which involved a dark coloured estate car and a silver hatchback believed to have been driven by the group of nine and a dark coloured hatchback, in which Mr Ellis was a passenger.

Anyone with information relating to any aspect of the incident is asked to call the incident room on 020 8247 4553; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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