Death of man shot by crossbow sparks biggest murder hunt on Anglesey in two decades - Prime Minister
KILLED: Gerald Corrigan was thought to be fixing a satellite dish (family picture)
THE death of a man shot with a crossbow bolt by a mystery attacker as he fixed a satellite dish on his house as sparked the biggest murder investigation on Anglesey in nearly two decades. Gerald Corrigan, 74, died on Saturday three weeks after he was hit by the bolt outside his house on Holyhead on the island off north-west Wales during the early hours of Good Friday. It went through his right arm and narrowly missed his heart. Now Prime Minister Theresa May has intervened and urged witnesses to come forward, describing it was a very worrying case. The shocking death was raised in the House of Commons by the Ynys Mon MP Albert Owen, who said the community was in shock.
PARLIAMENT: PM Theresa May spoke about the case in the House of Commons (Parliament)
Mrs May said: "It's terrible when one hears of an incident such as this." "I absolutely join the right honourable gentleman 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."
APPEAL: DCI Brian Kearney
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "Despite the best efforts of paramedics and the medical staff who have treated Gerald Corrigan, he has tragically died as a result of the horrendous injuries he sustained after being shot with a crossbow bolt outside his home address." The area was busy with tourists at the time and police have ben trying to contact anyone staying on caravan parks at the time.
DCI Brian Kearney said: “This is a truly shocking case and our thoughts are with Gerald’s family and friends at this very sad time. The family continue to be supported by Specially Trained Family Liaison Officers. "Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident."