Fresh appeal by police investigating riots murder

Croydon Guardian: Trevor Ellis in hospital Trevor Ellis in hospital

Detectives investigating the murder of Trevor Ellis who was shot on the night of the riots, have issued a fresh appeal for information about his death.

A £20,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the 26-year-olds death is still on offer.

Mr Ellis, who would have turned 29 tomorrow (Saturday), was discovered at 9.20pm in a car in Duppas Hill Road at the junction with Warrington Road, on Monday, August 8 2011.

The father-of-four was rushed to St George's Hospital suffering a gunshot wound to his head, but despite efforts by medical staff Mr Ellis from Brixton, died from his injuries the next day.

Police believe Mr Ellis travelled to Croydon with friends early on August 8, 2011. It is believed the group became involved in an altercation with another group of about nine people.

The altercation resulted in a car pursuit involving three vehicles which started in Scarbrook Road passing along the A232 flyover into Duppas Hill Road where Mr Ellis was shot.

Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "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.

"His family should have been with him this very weekend on Saturday, December 14, celebrating his 29th birthday. Instead they continue to mourn his loss.

"Plenty of time has past since the night Mr Ellis was killed and we know that allegiances shift. We urge anyone with information about this murder to come forward and help police."

In a statement, Mr Ellis' family said: "Trevor was a father, son, brother and a charming family member missed by all that knew him. He has been murdered needlessly with no remorse.

"Please help us bring the killers to justice with any information you may have no matter how insignificant it may seem. No one deserves in die this way."

Fourteen men arrested in connection with the investigation have all been bailed and told they face no further action.

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5:27pm Fri 13 Dec 13

trasie says...

Come on people, this killer needs to be caught. Those children need to have closure and an explanation as why their daddy was killed and his wife needs to mourn properly knowing that the perp has been sentenced for this cowardly crime. God bless your family Mr Ellis at this sad time.
Come on people, this killer needs to be caught. Those children need to have closure and an explanation as why their daddy was killed and his wife needs to mourn properly knowing that the perp has been sentenced for this cowardly crime. God bless your family Mr Ellis at this sad time. trasie

8:08am Sat 14 Dec 13

BringBackNationalService says...

My Heart sincerely goes out to His Family but lets be honest Him and His Pals were out to get up to no good, Same as all the others who wanted to take part in the "Free for All" , They just got into an altercation with another group of Wrong'uns who happened to have a Gun and He ended up paying the ultimate price...

Please remember that most decent Law abiding people that were out that night were NOT out by choice, They got caught up in it either by trying to get home or were working in a shop that got looted!:-/

Dont worry, The Killer WILL end up paying for this directly or indirectly one day because its KARMA and what comes around goes around!!!:-/

Sorry if this sounds harsh but Im a Realist:-(
My Heart sincerely goes out to His Family but lets be honest Him and His Pals were out to get up to no good, Same as all the others who wanted to take part in the "Free for All" , They just got into an altercation with another group of Wrong'uns who happened to have a Gun and He ended up paying the ultimate price... Please remember that most decent Law abiding people that were out that night were NOT out by choice, They got caught up in it either by trying to get home or were working in a shop that got looted!:-/ Dont worry, The Killer WILL end up paying for this directly or indirectly one day because its KARMA and what comes around goes around!!!:-/ Sorry if this sounds harsh but Im a Realist:-( BringBackNationalService

1:33pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Dani78 says...

BringBackNationalSer
vice
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My Heart sincerely goes out to His Family but lets be honest Him and His Pals were out to get up to no good, Same as all the others who wanted to take part in the "Free for All" , They just got into an altercation with another group of Wrong'uns who happened to have a Gun and He ended up paying the ultimate price... Please remember that most decent Law abiding people that were out that night were NOT out by choice, They got caught up in it either by trying to get home or were working in a shop that got looted!:-/ Dont worry, The Killer WILL end up paying for this directly or indirectly one day because its KARMA and what comes around goes around!!!:-/ Sorry if this sounds harsh but Im a Realist:-(
To a point i agree but no one deservese to be murdered even if they were looting shops. I sicerely hope they catch the scum who done this, absolute **** scum imo....

lets hope one of the other rude boys shoots this coward one day..
[quote][p][bold]BringBackNationalSer vice[/bold] wrote: My Heart sincerely goes out to His Family but lets be honest Him and His Pals were out to get up to no good, Same as all the others who wanted to take part in the "Free for All" , They just got into an altercation with another group of Wrong'uns who happened to have a Gun and He ended up paying the ultimate price... Please remember that most decent Law abiding people that were out that night were NOT out by choice, They got caught up in it either by trying to get home or were working in a shop that got looted!:-/ Dont worry, The Killer WILL end up paying for this directly or indirectly one day because its KARMA and what comes around goes around!!!:-/ Sorry if this sounds harsh but Im a Realist:-([/p][/quote]To a point i agree but no one deservese to be murdered even if they were looting shops. I sicerely hope they catch the scum who done this, absolute **** scum imo.... lets hope one of the other rude boys shoots this coward one day.. Dani78

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