One of the jurors trying Dale Cregan and his gang was dismissed after declaring within days that they were all guilty, it can now be reported.
Only three days of evidence in the prosecution case had been heard before the man was discharged.
A fellow juror passed a note to a usher which read: "As a member of the jury, I am beginning to feel uncomfortable about a juror.
"I feel it is a massive responsibility that the correct verdicts are reached.
"We have one member who has the opinion that they are 'all guilty as f---' and "we don't have to listen all day to this s---."
"I am sure this is not the correct attitude ... I want all 10 (defendants) to have a fair trial."
Trial judge Mr Justice Holroyde decided to eject the juror in the interests of justice and ordered him not to return to court while the proceedings were going on.