Gerald Corrigan: Commons appeal in murder inquiry

Family photo: North Wales Police

The prime minister has described the fatal shooting of Gerald Corrigan as a ‘very worrying case’.

Theresa May called on anyone with information about the crossbow shooting near Holyhead on Good Friday to come forward.

More than forty detectives are working on what’s being treated as a murder inquiry – the biggest of its kind on Anglesey in eighteen years.

At Prime Minster’s Questions on Wednesday, Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen said the community was in shock and asked for assurances that police had adequate resources for their investigation.

He also called for a UK Government review on the laws surrounding crossbows.

The PM told the Commons: ”It is terrible when one hears of an incident such as this…the Home Secretary has heard the comments the honourable gentleman has raised in relation to the law on crossbows and I absolutely join him in encouraging any member of the public who has any information about what happened to get in touch with the police.”

”There is of course the anonymous route to be able to give evidence, to give information for it to reach the police without being identified if people are concerned about that.”

”If anybody knows anything about this that can help to catch those who are responsible then I urge them to come forward.”

Mr Owen later said he welcomed the Prime Minister’s reponse and would take up the matter of crossbow laws with Sajid Javid.

North Wales Police

Mr Corrigan (74), a retired photography and video lecturer, died at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on Saturday (11th May) – nearly a month after he was shot outside his remote home off South Stack Road.

He was fixing a TV satellite dish when he was shot at around 12.30am on Good Friday (19th April) – the bolt went through his upper body and right arm, leaving him with ”horrendous” injuries.

The day after his death, police based at the major incident room in Llangefni confirmed they had begun a murder investigation. But they stressed they were keeping an open mind about the sequence of events which led to the shooting.

LISTEN: DCI Brian Kearney’s renewed appeal following the death of Gerald Corrigan

DCI Brian Kearney, the lead investigator, issued a renewed appeal on Sunday, calling on anyone with information to speak to his team of officers in ”total confidence”.

He added: ”I am very grateful to the public for the response to previous press appeals. We have teams of officers following up the information you have kindly provided. North Wales Police continue to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.”

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

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