NEWS
11/05/2019 15:49 BST

Pensioner Shot With Crossbow As He Fixed Satellite On His House Dies In Hospital

Gerald Corrigan, 74, was shot on April 19, with the bolt narrowly missing his heart.

A retired lecturer who was shot with a crossbow as fixed a satellite outside his home has died, North Wales Police said.

Gerald Corrigan was shot on April 19 in the early hours, outside his reote home on Anglesey.

The 74-year-old, who used to teach photography, staggered back into his home and raised the alarm with his partner, who called an ambulance.

The bolt had travelled through his upper body and right arm,  narrowly missing his heart.

North Wales Police said he suffered “horrendous” injuries, and it is believed he never regained consciousness since he was shot.

No-one is believed to have been arrested.

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.”

Kearney described Corrigan as a “decent respected member of the community” and a keen fisher on the island.

“He loves wildlife. He was a lecturer in photography in Lancashire and he came here to retire over 20 years ago and has lived a peaceful life since he arrived.”