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Crossbow bolt 'missed heart' of pensioner shot outside Holyhead home

Gerald Corrigan was shot with a crossbow outside his home on South stack road. Credit: Family photo

A crossbow bolt narrowly missed the heart of a pensioner who was shot as he adjusted his satellite dish, police have said.

74-year-old Gerald Corrigan was seriously injured when he was shot with a crossbow outside his home on South stack road in a remote part of Holyhead.

The bolt travelled through a significant part of his upper body, narrowly missing his heart and then through his right arm.

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Detectives have since renewed their appeal for the person responsible to come forward and witnesses as far as London are to be interviewed:

We have numerous dedicated enquiries and have completed house to house at four camp sites, visited nearby properties and even have officers travelling as far as London to interview potential witnesses.

I am making a direct appeal for the person or people responsible to come forward. To the individual or individuals concerned – if this was truly an accident, do what is right, come forward and explain what went wrong. We will leave no stone unturned in this investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney

Mr Corrigan worked as a lecturer in photography and video in Lancashire before retiring to Anglesey more than 20 years ago.

He remains in critical condition on a ventilator at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. He is yet to regain consciousness.