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Trevor Ellis death: New arrest over Croydon riot gun 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 the summer riots in south London, police said.

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.

Seven people were initially arrested on suspicion of murder and subsequently bailed.

An eighth, aged 24, was detained on Monday and bailed until early April.

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.

Police believe the killers were "actively involved in looting and responsible for robbing at least two people" during the disorder.

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