A pensioner shot with a crossbow outside his Holyhead home has been moved to a specialist trauma unit.
Gerald Corrigan remains in a critical condition in hospital after the shooting outside his remote home near South Stack Road in the early hours of Good Friday.
The 74 year-old was transferred from Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor to the Royal Stoke University Hospital because of the serious nature of his injuries.
Police are still trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. Mr Corrigan was trying to fix a TV satellite dish outside his home when he was shot.
In a statement issued via police, his family said they were trying to come to terms with a ‘shocking incident’: ”This is a horrific incident that has happened to our family. We cannot think of anybody who may have wanted to hurt our father and dear partner. We are trying to come to terms with this shocking incident.”
”If anybody has any information at all about what has happened, however small, please come forward to the police.”
”We would like to pay tribute to the ambulance service and medical staff for the incredible work they have done. We remain hopeful and request privacy at this difficult time.”
In the hours after the shooting, detectives carried out house to house inquiries in and around the South Stack Road area.
DCI Brian Kearney from Llangefni CID said they were determined to track down the perpretrator as a ”matter of urgency”. He added it was a highly unusual incident for North West Wales – described as one of the safest parts of the UK.