CROYDON RIOTS: Reward offered over Croydon riots murder
10:04am Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Riots: One year on
A year after a father of four was murdered during the Croydon riots, police are offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.
Trevor Ellis was with two friends in a car on Duppas Hill, Waddon when he was shot in what is believed to be a row over stolen loot.
Police believe there was a high speed pursuit involving three cars beginning in Scarbrook Road, before the shooting.
The 26-year-old, from Brixton Hill, was found by officers at 9.20pm. He was taken to St George’s Hospital but died the following day.
On the anniversary of his murder Metropolitan Police detectives are offering a cash reward for more information.
DCI Chris Le Pere from Trident said: "Trevor Ellis was murdered a year ago 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 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 should call the incident room on 020 8247 4553 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.