Prosecutors said Fellows chose his childhood friend Boyle as his "spotter", whose role was to wait in a lay-by and alert him by encrypted phone that the kill was on when Kinsella appeared. Police had in fact been contacted by Britton, who said he was aware Boyle and his family had been moved out of Salford by the police, but he personally had no problem with Boyle. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The man getting married was a relative of Lydiate. Detectives believed this was a hit squad intending to capture, torture and murder Carroll. However, the suspects were released on bail, with Britton - previously jailed for five years and four months in 2009 for killing 18-year-old Adam Jama in a hit-and-run - thought to still be in Spain. Sources claim the violent feud started in July 2014 when a gang member bought a Breitling watch, which turned out to be counterfeit. He is now wanted on recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his license. Coward and Walton were each jailed for two years and Lincoln Warmington for two years and three months, beginning after they have finished earlier terms for separate knife attacks in Manchester nightclubs. Inside the explosive gang war which led to double murder, Get the inside track on the big stories from Liverpool Crown Court with our weekly newsletter. "He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. The Hickeys were expecting their daughter to return home from a swimming lesson when Mrs Hickey answered the door to find Thomasson asking: ‘Is your husband in?’. Michigan-Ohio State is going global, writes Chris Fowler. Later, he visited bookmakers and a Bargain Booze. Jacob Harrison, 26, had admitted conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent at the start of the trial for involvement in an earlier shooting of a rival by the same gang. Jurors in Liverpool were told: "Some of the graffiti that appeared in the Salford area made specific reference to Carroll being in Spain and that he should come back to fight the ‘war’.". "A number of people were arrested and interviewed but there was insufficient evidence to instigate a prosecution. This week Fellows was given a whole life sentence, while Boyle was given life and must serve a minimum of 33 years. He was later found to have a gunshot injury to his right arm, causing significant flesh injury and fracture to bone.". The gunman in both shootings has still not been identified. That didn't sit well with "The Iceman", who, after 26 days of silence, finally decided to address the courtroom. Salford's 'Mr Big' Paul Massey, 55, was described by prosecutors as a "notorious" gangland figure with a high profile. Phone evidence showed they were in fact regularly in touch, but Boyle said this was earlier in the year, a meeting in person with Carroll was a "random" encounter, and he had no allegiance to either side. Michael Carroll's mother worked in a canning factory and his father was a Royal Air Force engineer. Visibly shaken by learning he will never step foot beyond a prison wall again, he briefly struggled, then shouted through the partition in the dock screen: "I didn’t shoot at Wendy Owen, she’s lying.". The incident was attended by police patrols. Michelle is related to Michael Willy Williams and Alexis J Butler as well as 3 additional people. Police are looking for Jonathan Carroll (18/07/77) who was released from prison in June 2019 after being jailed in 2017 for malicious wounding. § 515 for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. During the early hours of the same day, Khan turned up at Manchester Royal Infirmary with an injury he claimed was accidental. When challenged over their respective gang affiliations, Boyle - who "grassed" on his co-accused saying he duped him into being handed a gun after the Kinsella murder - agreed it was "more than likely" Fellows was part of Carroll's Anti A-Team gang, because of him being shot in 2015. Efforts had been made to damage and dispose of some parts of the phones.". A-Team member Abdul Rahman Khan, known as ‘Ray', was blasted by a masked man with a sawn-off shotgun in his car in Pendleton on February 18, 2015. ", He added: "I have never had to deal with a contract killer of your kind before. DEADLY FEUD. It reads: "He presented with a DIY drilling accident, which was initially believed by hospital staff. Fellows, 38, nicknamed ‘The Iceman’, murdered Salford mobster … Fellows was convicted of both killings. Further intelligence reports were received to say there had been an exchange of gunfire between the factions.". They found a loaded gun, ammunition and a weighted vest, which could have been used to sink a body. Massey's brutal demise, which came when he was shot through the heart outside his home at tea-time, only served to inflame the sickening spree of violence. He even tried to get himself elected as Mayor of Salford a few years after being released from a high security prison, after being sentenced to 14 years for stabbing an innocent person. Spanish police, assisted by detectives from Manchester, arrested six people - Britton and two other suspected A-Team members - during a swoop in Marbella on February 16, 2016. Carroll is known to have links to the Salford area. Their undoing has to do with events in the city of Salford, where serious violence broke out between two criminal gangs in 2015.'' People who know what happened are sickened by it. Kinsella, Britton and Khan all paid their respects at Massey's funeral on August 28, when Kinsella was a pall bearer. The report states: "The woman who owned the car witnessed the incident from an upstairs window. "Michael Carroll is regarded by Greater Manchester Police as a leader of the opposing OCG of the A-Team. Thomasson was jailed for 23 years, Hall for 14 years and six months, and Warmington for 20 years. As she looked out, she was spotted by the attackers who then threatened to cut her head off. After his release from jail in the mid-2000s for a brutal stabbing, he decided to take a young Salford criminal under his wing, and became a "mentor" to Stephen Britton. He died just metres from his front door, but the security boss was resilient. All nine will be sentenced by trial judge Mr Justice Popplewell at a date yet to be fixed. But savage violence broke out at Agecroft Cemetery. A shotgun was fired through the window of a Mercedes C class car. In April, rumours circulated that Massey had been asked by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to step in and "mediate" to stop the escalating violence. As the dad-of-five scrambled backwards, he tried to fend off one bullet. When giving evidence, Boyle disagreed the terrible shooting of the boy "brought terror to the streets" and claimed the situation "calmed down" after that. It passed through his left arm, through his heart and into his right lung. The report states: "After the service, a burial was held in the cemetery by a large gathering of mourners. He was jailed for 80 months. However, the situation had got out of control - and there was nothing he could do. Described by a witness as looking like Phil and Grant Mitchell from EastEnders, they tried to save him, before a tearful Kinsella arrived and consoled Massey's partner, Louise Lydiate. But others demanded revenge for the death of a friend said by the report to be "well-respected by members of the A-Team OCG". I went to school with Steven Boyle. Whatever the truth surrounding Boyle's affiliation with The A-Team, whether it was direct or through his longtime partner in crime Fellows, he was cleared of any part in Massey's murder by the jury. He said: "Paul had stepped in to mediate, to try to speak sense to them. It is believed Carroll fled to the Middle East, before heading to Thailand, with police now of the opinion he remains overseas. Something went wrong, please try again later. Lenient sentences for domestic abuse killings send a dangerous message, Collection of Pokemon cards expected to sell for £100,000, Matt Hancock's redacted pandemic contracts even hide colour of NHS gowns. It is believed that Lydiate was attacked by the A-Team.". Yet he was a vulnerable target when out walking his six American bulldogs every day with his pregnant partner Miss Owen, 41, who has since given birth to his second child, a baby girl. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. He was sprayed in the face and hit with poles used to lower the coffin. "A resident spoke of a male in a grey top holding a handgun. "Stephen Lydiate was at the graveside when he was attacked by a large group of males. The botched revenge attack by the so-called Salford A-team left them both seriously injured after one bullet fired through Mrs Hickey’s leg and into her son’s who stood behind her. They were all convicted after an eight-week trial ending last month. Mark Fellows went to a different school, but knocked about on Salford precinct. The prognosis was that his life was in jeopardy. There are few judges who have.". "Residents spoken to on the night saw men wearing balaclavas, one with a sawn-off shotgun. Eventually, Kinsella fell victim to the conflict. Throughout the trial, Fellows showed little emotion, save for the day he made chilling gestures - drawing a pen across his throat - when Boyle launched his failed "cut-throat ambush defence". In December 2015, a man said to be linked to The Anti A-Team was allegedly attacked in a bar in Costa del Sol, after he was spotted by three men who slashed his face. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment in Manhattan federal court charging MICHAEL CARROLL and MICHAEL … However, Mr Greaney said the gangs "knew no limits" and it only calmed down when Britton "and some of his cronies" were arrested with a handgun in Spain. A source said: "He was approached by three other men who ordered him on to the ground and then cut his face. Christian Hickey Sr, once jailed for manslaughter, was good friends with Michael Carroll, who the court heard had been part of the A-Team but a deadly feud developed between him and the gang's alleged boss Stephen Britton, splitting the gang into rival camps, … Carne Thomasson, 29, Christopher Hall, 49, the gang’s armourer, and Aldaire Warmington, 32, a senior member of the A-Team and a major drug dealer who had a supervisory role in the attack, were each cleared of a count of conspiracy to murder. Christian Hickey Jr … This was followed by a brawl at a cafe. In June 2017, it was reported that tentative "peace talks" had taken place in Dubai between Carroll and Khan, with gangland sources suggesting this led to a handshake. When Massey stepped out of his silver BMW after driving home, he was met by masked Fellows in combat gear, who unleashed 18 rounds from an Uzi. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This was intended as a warning.". Again, a GPS tracking device was discovered attached to a Volkswagen Scirocco found on the Salford street where the victim was wounded on March 21. The particulars of the charges which were read out in court by prosecutor Rebecca Macaulay-Addison allege that the pair conspired with Michael Carroll, Jamie Rothwell and Liam Gee between July 20, 2014, and October 31, 2015, to commit the alleged offences in Salford. If the gang war ever "calmed down", it was only to an extent. He was jailed for 14 years and six months. "Broken glass, three spent shotgun cartridges, pellets and wadding were located. During a search of his house, police found the convicted cocaine dealer had £10,000 in cash, thought to be part of a £50,000 payment for murdering Massey. Miss Owen said she charged at him screaming, that he turned and fired twice at her, but she managed to flee over a fence, before watching him empty two more rounds into the back of her defenceless partner's head. He would know. 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