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Pensioner critical after being 'shot with crossbow'

The man is thought to have been fixing a satellite dish when he was shot Credit: North Wales Police

A pensioner is in a critical condition after being shot with a crossbow on Anglesey.

The 74-year-old man suffered "significant life-threatening" injuries following the incident in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police said he was attempting to fix a satellite dish when he was hit near South Stack Road. He was able to make his way inside his home to raise the alarm.

The man is being treated at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor

He was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor where he is said to be in critical condition.

North Wales Police said they were called by staff at the hospital stating that following a medical examination, the man had sustained injuries consistent with being shot with a crossbow.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney, from North Wales Police, said:

“The property in in an extremely remote location near to the junction of Porthdafarch Road and Plas Road.

The incident happened near to the junction of Porthdafarch Road and Plas Road. Credit: North Wales Police

“We are appealing to anybody who may have been in the vicinity of South Stack Road between 6pm yesterday evening (Thursday) and 4am (Friday) to come forward.

"We are also keen on speaking to anybody who may live in or around that area and who may have private CCTV, or anybody who may have travelled along South Stack Road who may have dash cam footage.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and are working hard to establish the circumstances behind this incident. A number of enquiries are underway involving detectives from CID, the local policing teams and Crime Scene Investigation.

"North West Wales remains one of the safest places in the UK. This is a highly unusual incident for this area and we are determined to find whoever was responsible for this as a matter of urgency.”