A SERIES of searches have taken place in Holyhead in connection with the murder of Anglesey pensioner Gerald Corrigan.

Mr Corrigan, 74, died at Stoke-On-Trent hospital in May after being critically injured in a crossbow attack the prvious month outside his home near South Stack Road, Holyhead.

Detectives investigating the murder have conducted four search warrants in the Holyhead area under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.

DCI Brian Kearney said: “Early this morning, Tuesday, June 4, teams of detectives, supported by crime scene investigators and specialist search trained officers drawn from throughout North Wales have conducted searches at a number of addresses in the Holyhead area.

“No arrests have been made following these searches, which are part of numerous ongoing enquiries, in respect of the murder of Gerald Corrigan.”

He added: “We are continuing to following up all leads provided to us by our local community in respect of Gerald’s death.

"I have no doubt that the answer to this horrific crime lies with the public. I would continue to urge those close to the person or persons involved to come forward to speak to me or my investigation team in total confidence.”

"North West Wales remains one of the safest parts of the UK – we need our community’s help to solve the murder of Gerald Corrigan, an innocent 74 year old pensioner.”

A large team of officers and staff continue to work on this murder investigation.