Pensioner dies after Holyhead crossbow shooting

Family photo: North Wales Police

A pensioner who was shot with a crossbow outside his remote home has died in hospital.

Gerald Corrigan (74) was left critically ill in hospital after the shooting near South Stack Road in the early hours of Good Friday (19th May).

A police spokesperson confirmed Mr Corrigan died at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on Saturday morning, ”despite the best efforts of paramedics and medical staff”.

Mr Corrigan moved to Anglesey from Lancashire over twenty years ago after working in video and photography.

North Wales Police

He was fixing a TV satellite dish outside his home at around 12.30am when he was shot. The bolt narrowly missed his heart but went through his upper body and right arm.

Mr Corrigan managed to raise the alarm after returning to his home and was taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. He was later transferred to a specialist trauma unit in a stoke due to the serious nature of his ”horrendous” injuries.

Detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Around thirty officers have been working on the inquiry from a major incident room at Llangefni police station – but no arrests have been made so far.

North Wales Police

The lead investigator, DCI Brian Kearney, said: ”This is a truly shocking case and our thoughts are with Gerald’s family and friends at this very sad time. The family continue to be supported by specially trained family liaison officers.”

North Wales Police added no further details about the case were available at the moment. But shortly after the shooting, they appealed directly to whoever was responsible to come forward.

DCI Kearney said: ”This is an impartial search for the truth and I have no doubt that any person who discharged such a weapon accidentally at a human being would be significantly traumatised.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Llangefni police station on 101, quoting reference no. X052857, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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