Gerald Corrigan: burnt out car linked to murder case

North Wales Police

A stolen car found burnt out near a quarry has been linked to the Gerald Corrigan murder inquiry.

Two men from North Gwynedd were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson and assisting an offender. They’ve now been released on bail pending further inquiries.

It led to the searches of three properties in the Caergeiliog and Bryngwran areas.

Family photo: North Wales Police

Meanwhile, detectives have been given an extra 36 hours to question the four suspects arrested in connection with the crossbow shooting outside Mr Corrigan’s home near Holyhead.

A 38 year-old man from Bryngwran is being held on suspicion of murder – and two men, a 48 year-old from Caergeiliog and a 36 year-old from Bryngwran, are being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to kill and commit fraud.

A 50 year-old woman, was arrested for suspected money laundering and fraud related offences during a series of morning raids on Tuesday.

Mr Corrigan (74), a former lecturer who moved to Anglesey from Lancashire, died from his injuries at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on 11th May, just over three weeks after he was shot while fixing a satellite dish.

The white Land Rover Discovery 4×4 was reportedly stolen from a house at Engedi on the afternoon of Monday 3rd June. It was later found burnt out near a quarry at Llanllechid.

Police have renewed their appeal to trace the movements of the car between the two locations – it had the registration number CX68 YTE.

Detective Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones said: ”The investigation is at an early state and  both men have been released on police bail pending further enquiries. These arrests were in addition to those arrested in connection with the death of Mr Corrigan.”

”From our enquiries to date, all indications are that Gerald Corrigan was deliberately targeted and shot outside his home address.”

”I am extremely grateful to those who have already come forward with information, but I am certain there are people in our community with key information who have yet to contact us. I appeal to them to please come forward and speak to us in total confidence.”

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