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Anglesey crossbow death: Man denies Gerald Corrigan murder

Gavin Jones, Darren Jones, Terence Whall and Martin Roberts (clockwise from l to r) have all appeared in court
Image caption Gavin Jones, Darren Jones, Martin Roberts and Terence Whall (clockwise from top left) have denied the charges

A 39-year-old man has denied murdering a retired college lecturer with a crossbow in the early hours outside his remote north Wales home.

Terence Michael Whall, of Bryngwran in Anglesey, pleaded not guilty at Mold Crown Court to murdering Gerald Corrigan on Good Friday.

The 74-year-old was shot in his chest while adjusting his satellite dish and died nearly a month later.

Mr Whall and three other men denied perverting the course of justice.

Mr Whall, 41-year-old Darren Dennis Jones, 34-year-old Martin Wayne Roberts and 36-year-old Gavin Jones pleaded not guilty to conspiring to pervert the course of justice by allegedly setting fire to a Land Rover Discovery found burnt out at Llanllechid in Gwynedd.

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Image caption Gerald Corrigan was a lecturer in photography and video before retiring to Anglesey

All four men have been remanded in custody for a joint trial, predicted to last for up to five weeks, that is due to start on 14 January at Mold Crown Court.

Mr Corrigan worked as a lecturer in photography and video at Blackpool And The Fylde College in Lancashire before retiring to Anglesey more than 20 years ago.

The nature enthusiast lived near the popular South Stack nature reserve and was shot on 19 April by a bolt which had travelled through his upper body and right arm.

Mr Corrigan died at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on 11 May.

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