A man has appeared in court charged with the murders of gangland figures Paul Massey and John Kinsella.
Mark Fellows, 38, appeared before South Sefton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday amidst a heavy police presence charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Massey, 55, was shot dead at his home address on Manchester Road in Clifton on 26 July 2015.
Kinsella was killed almost three years later on 5 May 2018.
The 53-year-old died after being shot whilst walking his dog with his partner on a footpath, near to the St Helens Linkway and the M62 motorway in Rainhill, Merseyside.
The gunman, who was on a pedal bike, then a fired the gun at John’s partner, Wendy Owen, as she ran away from the scene.
Fellows spoke only to confirm his date of birth and address and his case was adjourned until June 5 at Liverpool Crown Court.
Police arrested five other people as part of the investigation this week – who have all been released under investigation.
A 39-year-old woman arrested at Manchester Airport on Wednesday on suspicion of assisting an offender in relation to the John Kinsella murder.
A 48-year-old man arrested, in Salford, on Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in relation to the Paul Massey murder investigation.
A 30-year-old woman arrested, in Salford, yesterday (Thursday) on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the Paul Massey murder investigation.
A 49-year-old man arrested, in Rochdale, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the Paul Massey murder investigation.
A 35-year-old woman arrested, in Salford, on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.