A JURY in gangland murder trial will continue its deliberations into a second week.

Mark Fellows, from Orford, is currently standing trial at Liverpool Crown Court accused of gunning down and killing ‘underworld Mr Big’ Paul Massey and ‘mob fixer’ John Kinsella.

The jury retired to consider its verdicts on Wednesday morning, and have so far been deliberating for around 16 hours – including four hours today, Friday.

And the trial, now in its 23rd day, has been adjourned until 10.15am on Monday, January 14.

The 38-year-old defendant, of Sandy Lane West, allegedly gunned down Mr Kinsella as he was walking his dogs near to junction seven of the M62 at Rainhill before firing shots at his pregnant partner Wendy Owen.

Nearly three years earlier he had assassinated Mr Massey outside his home in Salford with a submachine gun, the prosecution say.

Fellows denies two counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

Thirty-six-year-old Heywood man Steven Boyle, who allegedly acted as a ‘spotter’ for the killings, denies the same charges.

Mr Massey and Mr Kinsella were associated with a Salford gang known as the A Team, with the latter carrying the former’s coffin at his funeral.

It is said that the defendants were part of a splinter faction of the group.