Wales

Family's appeal to catch Holyhead crossbow shooters

Gerald Corrigan Image copyright Family photo
Image caption Gerald Corrigan was struck outside his home

The family of a 74-year-old man who suffered "horrendous, life-changing injuries" after being shot with a crossbow has made an appeal to catch those responsible.

Gerald Corrigan was struck outside his home in a remote area near South Stack Road in Holyhead, Anglesey.

North Wales Police want to hear from anyone involved in lamping, hunting, game or pest control in the area.

The shooting happened at about 00:30 BST on Friday.

The force said due to his injuries, Mr Corrigan has now been transferred to a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.

Image caption Investigators were at the house on Saturday

Mr Corrigan's family said: "This is a horrific incident that has happened to our family. We cannot think of anybody who may have wanted to hurt our father and dear partner. We are trying to come to terms with this shocking incident.

"If anybody has any information at all about what has happened, however small, please come forward to the police.

"We would like to pay tribute to the ambulance service and medical staff for the incredible work they have done. We remain hopeful and request privacy at this difficult time."

Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption Gerald Corrigan's house is near South Stack Road

Councillor Trefor Lloyd Hughes said: "People are absolutely shocked by it.

"Who would be carrying a crossbow after midnight?"

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