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Trevor Ellis death: New arrest over Croydon riot murder

Trevor Ellis
Image caption Trevor Ellis died from a gunshot wound to the head

A new arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting of a man during last summer's riots in south London.

Trevor Ellis, 26, of Brixton Hill, was found in a car in Duppas Hill Road, Croydon, on 8 August 2011 with a bullet wound to the head.

The arrested man was held in the Croydon area earlier.

He is the 14th person to be held in connection with the murder. The other 13 have been released on police bail.

No-one has been charged over the shooting of Mr Ellis, a father of four.

In August, the Metropolitan Police said they believed that just before he was murdered, Mr Ellis and some friends were involved in an altercation with another group which resulted in a car chase.

Det Ch Insp 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."

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