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Man charged over gangland murders

Paul Massey (left) and John Kinsella were both shot dead Credit: PA

A man has been charged with the murders of an underworld "Mr Big" and a mob "fixer". Mark Fellows was detained after a joint operation between Greater Manchester Police and Merseyside Police. The 37-year-old is due to appear in court on Saturday charged with two counts of murder in relation to the deaths of Paul Massey and John Kinsella. Fellows is is also charged with attempted murder after Kinsella's partner was shot at as she fled the scene of his killing in Merseyside last month. Kinsella, shot dead earlier this month in St Helens, had been a mob fixer who once stopped a gangster terrorising former Liverpool FC footballer Steven Gerrard. The 53-year-old died last month after being shot while walking his dog with his partner on a footpath, near to the St Helens Linkway and the M62 motorway. Massey, 55, gunned down outside his home in July 2015, was a well-known figure in his home cit of Salford and had been involved in security firms operating in Manchester and beyond. Five other people arrested this week have been released under investigation. Fellows is due to appear at South Sefton Magistrates' Court on Saturday

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Three more arrests in Massey murder investigation

Paul Massey and John Kinsella

Police investigating the arrest of Salford's so-called Mr Big Paul Massey have made three more arrests.

Massey was shot dead at his home in Clifton in July twenty-fifteen. A man and two women have been arrested today. Officers are still questioning three people arrested yesterday over the murders of Paul Massey and his friend John Kinsella, who was murdered last month.

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