Who is Mark Fellows and why did he kill Paul Massey? | The Sun

MARK FELLOWS was convicted of the killing of one of Salford's most notorious criminals in 2019.

The hitman, who was caught after a GPS system gave him away, murdered Paul Massey in 2015 but wasn't apprehended until 2018, by which time he had killed again.

Who is Mark Fellows?

Mark Fellows, from Warrington, was born on September 5, 1980.

He acted as a hitman for a Manchester gang and was given the nickname "The Iceman".

Fellows is a killer convicted of the murders of John Kinsella and Paul Massey.

Why did Mark Fellows kill Paul Massey?

In July 2015, Fellows shot at Massey 18 times on contract for The A Team gang.

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Massey, who was killed on his own driveway, tried to take cover behind his bins but died within minutes of the shooting.

Fellows was caught after the GPS system on his Garmin sports watch put him at the scene of Massey's murder.

Massey is thought to have been made a target by The A Team after he, unsuccessfully, tried to act as a mediator during a fall out between rival Salford gangs.

Massey's associate and "mob enforcer" John Kinsella was murdered by Fellows three years later.

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In May 2018, Kinsella was shot dead by a gunman on a mountain bike as he walked his dog through a wooded area.

Kinsella once claimed to have stopped a gangster terrorising former Liverpool FC footballer Steven Gerrard, with the assertion later being confirmed by Gerrard’s father Paul.

Another man, Steven Boyle, had allegedly acted as spotter for both Massey and Kinsella's killings, ensuring the planned victims were in place and being on hand as back-up.

Fellows left the country on holiday after Kinsella's murder, and was arrested at the airport on his return.

After a 26-day trial, Fellows was convicted of both murders on January 16, 2019, and received a whole life sentence.

He was found not guilty of the attempted murder of Kinsella's partner Wendy Owen.

Boyle, meanwhile, was found guilty of the murder of Kinsella and was told he must serve a minimum of 33 years in prison.

He was cleared of the murder of Massey and the attempted murder of Miss Owen.

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Who was Paul Massey?

Massey was a notorious crime figure in Salford and had been involved in Manchester's underworld since he was just 12.

He began running security in nightclubs during the 1990s and went on to become one of the most infamous gangsters in the country.

Father of five Massey was a leading figure in the Salford Firm, and was jailed for 14 years in 1999 after he stabbed a man in the groin.

After his release in 2007, he became friendly with The A Team gang which had replaced the old Salford firm in the time he had been away.

The A Team eventually split into two rival sides, causing the feud which is said to have led to Massey's death.

Where is Mark Fellows now?

Fellows is serving his sentence at HMP Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

On May 6, 2023, he was stabbed outside his cell at the maximum security prison.

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Fellows, who was left with a scar after a similar attack in 2019, survived the stabbing after being treating by prison medics, the MEN reported.

Sources revealed in 2019 that there is a £150,000 price tag on his head over the murder of "Mr Big" Massey.

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