The final moments of Salford ‘Mr Big’ Paul Massey were captured on CCTV minutes before he was gunned down outside of his home.
The 55-year-old is seen walking into a Bargain Booze on Bolton Road in Pendlebury at 7.23pm on July 26, 2015.
CCTV footage shown at Liverpool Crown Court shows Mr Massey purchasing a bottle of Bacardi and two litre bottles of coke before driving off in his silver 5 series BMW.
Salford ‘Mr Big’ Paul Massey is captured on CCTV in Bargain Booze on Bolton Road in Pendlebury at 7.23pm on July 26, 2015
Minutes later the father-of-five was shot dead in a hail of gunfire outside of his home by a man wielding a sub-machine gun and wearing combat gear.
Mr Massey was forced to dive behind bins for cover as the gunman followed him up the drive at his home on Manchester Road in Clifton, Salford.
The assassin fired 18 rounds at Mr Massey who suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries from the bullets, with one piercing his heart, a jury heard.
The alleged gunman, Mark Fellows, 38, from Warrington, and his alleged ‘spotter’ Steven Boyle, 36, from Heywood, deny murder.
Mr Massey purchases a bottle of Bacardi and two litre bottles of coke at the shop
Mr Massey head to his silver 5 series BMW before driving home were he was shot minutes later
The two men also deny murdering Mr Massey’s ‘gangland’ enforcer’ and pallbearer at his funeral John Kinsella, 53, from Liverpool, and his partner Wendy Owen.
Kinsella had been a mob fixer who once stopped a gangster terrorising former Liverpool FC footballer Steven Gerrard.
He was sprayed with bullets while walking his dogs with Ms Owen in Merseyside on May 5.
Both victims were said to have a ‘serious criminal history’.
The alleged ‘spotter’ Steven Boyle, 36, from Heywood denies murder
The court heard how Mr Massey was involved in a gang known as the A Team in Salford which had been in conflict with a rival splinter group.
Mr Massey was ‘well-known’ in the shop and asked for his ‘usual’, spending about 50 seconds in the store, the court has previously been told.
He is seen in the footage walking out with his purchases in a carrier bag.
Sending the jury home for Christmas, the judge Mr Justice Davis told the jurors to return on January 4 when they will hear the closing arguments of the prosecution and defence barristers before he then DC escort reviews the case for them.
‘Then it will be your job to reach verdicts,’ he said.
The judge went on that between now and January 4 they will have Christmas and New Year but he urged them to try not to think about the case too much.
‘If I were to say to you don’t think at all about what you have been listening to over the last three or four weeks I would be whistling in the wind because this is a really important case and a really important job.
‘You are bound to turn it over in your mind. I understand you are bound to be thinking about it but please try to avoid doing it all the time,’ said the judge.
Judge Mr Davis told jurors they will hear the closing arguments of the prosecution and deference barristers on January 4.
The trial continues.