Four arrested over Anglesey crossbow murder

25 June 2019, 11:59

Gerald Corrigan

Four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a pensioner on Anglesey earlier this year.

Gerald Corrigan, 74, was shot with a crossbow outside his home near Holyhead in the early hours of 19 April - but died in hospital three weeks later.

This morning, a 38-year-old man from the Bryngwran area has been arrested on suspicion of Mr Corrigan's murder and a number of other related offences.

Two other men, a 48-year-old from the Caergeilog area and a 36-year-old from Bryngwran, were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit fraud and a number of related offences.

A 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and fraud-related offences.

An initial line of inquiry was thought to be that Mr Corrigan may have been accidentally shot - but police said yesterday they believe he was 'deliberately targeted'.

Detective Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones said: "This was an unprecedented event which shocked the local community.

"Early this morning officers from the Major Incident Team, assisted by additional resources from across North Wales, executed a number of search warrants as part of the investigation into the death of Mr Corrigan, a pensioner and well-respected member of the community.

"Our continuing investigation has received widespread assistance from our local community, for which I am very grateful."

The funeral of Mr Corrigan was held on Monday.

Mr Corrigan's son, Neale, said: "My father was a wonderful man who cared so much for people.

"My dad believed in the good in people and in life, and in the importance of family, friendship and love. He taught me that we can change, that to forgive brings freedom, and that we should believe in the best in people as no-one is perfect."