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Monday, 11 February, 2002, 13:28 GMT
More arrests over pub shooting
Good Companions Pub, South Croydon
The victims were shot inside the Good Companions pub
Police investigating a "horrific" attack in a London pub have made a further two arrests.

Anthony Ellison, 27, from Coulsdon, south London, and Michael Jones, 25, from nearby South Croydon, died on Saturday afternoon.

Another man, also in his 20s, suffered stab wounds and was in a stable condition in hospital on Sunday.

The attack took place at the Good Companions public house in Limpsfield Road, South Croydon.

'Retaliatory action'

A 50-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident on Saturday evening.

Police said two men in their 40s were also in custody after being detained on Sunday evening.

Detectives are also seeking a fourth man in his 40s.

A police spokesman said that an altercation between two groups of men took place at the White Lion pub in Warlingham, Surrey, before one of the groups moved onto the Good Companions.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Heselden said: "We are keeping an open mind as to the motive, but it does appear to be retaliatory action as a result of the earlier altercation.

"It is probably an indication of the significant increase of guns being used on our streets.

"It is a horrific crime - particularly in such a quiet, peaceful area."

Floral tributes have been placed at the scene.

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