New appeal by police to find killer of man murdered during Croydon riots

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APPEAL: Police are offering a £20,000 reward

By Douglas Patient

Police are offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information in the murder of a young father in Croydon in 2011.

Trevor Ellis, 26, from Brixton Hill, was shot in the head in August 2011, and police are making a fresh plea for evidence after a series of suspects were released without charge.

The father of four, who would have celebrated his 29th birthday on Saturday, was rushed to St George's Hospital in Tooting but died from his injuries the next day.

“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,” his family said.

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

The Metropolitan Police Service are looking for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the people responsible for the crime.

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Mr Ellis and some friends are believed to have been involved in an argument with another group which led to a car chase involving three vehicles ending in Duppas Hill Road where the shooting happened.

A murder investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway of the Homicide & Major Crime Command.

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

“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.”

Anyone with information relating to any aspect of the incident is asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4005. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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