A PENSIONER who was critically injured in a crossbow attack near Holyhead has died.

Gerald Corrigan, 74, was taken to a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent for specialist care after the "shocking" attack outside his home at a remote location near South Stack Road on Friday, April 19 and died on the morning of Saturday, May 11

North Wales police are continuing to investigate the "horrendous" incident.

In a statement, a spokesperson from Nroth Wales police said: "Despite the best efforts of paramedics and the medical staff who have treated Gerald Corrigan, he has tragically died this morning, Saturday May 11, as a result of the horrendous injuries he sustained after being shot with a crossbow bolt outside his home.

"Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident."

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.”

Anyone with any information relating to the investigation is urged to contact officers at Llangefni CID on 101 or via the live webchat via north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support quoting reference number X052857.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.