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Anglesey crossbow murder victim 'deliberately targeted'

Credit: Family photo

A man killed by a crossbow arrow on Anglesey earlier this year appeared to be 'deliberately targeted' at his remote home near Holyhead, according to police investigating his murder.

74-year-old Gerald Corrigan died in hospital at Stoke-on-Trent after being shot early on Good Friday as he tried to adjust a satellite dish outside his home.

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

His funeral was held yesterday in Knutsford, Cheshire.

Mr Corrigan lived just outside Holyhead on Anglesey. Credit: North Wales Police

In a tribute to him, Mr Corrigan's partner Marie said he was her "best friend and soul mate."

She described his death as a "senseless murder".

It is impossible to express my deep sadness and shock at the horrific murder of Gerry. He was my best friend and my soul mate. All the time we have been together I have been proud to walk at his side and he stood beside me, always.

His family and friends, colleagues and neighbours are all shocked and horrified at his senseless murder. We all loved and honoured him. I will treasure his memory for all the days of my life, although I would have preferred to treasure him, not just his memory.

– Marie Bailey, Mr Corrigan's partner

Police said they have more than 50 officers working on the case and are "committed" to identifying those responsible.

As the investigation has progressed, all indications are that Gerald Corrigan has been deliberately targeted.

The investigation team is making progress thanks to the assistance from our community. However, I believe that there are still key people within our community who can assist us with crucial information – please come forward and talk to us in total confidence.

– Det Chief Inspector Brian Kearney, North Wales Police