A 38-YEAR-OLD Anglesey man was further remanded in custody today (Monday) accused of the crossbow murder of a pensioner as he tried to adjust a satellite dish at his remote home.

Terence Michael Whall, of Bryngwran made a first appearance, on a video link from a Liverpool remand centre, before a judge at Mold crown court.

He is charged with the murder of 74-year-old Gerald Corrigan who lived on the outskirts of Holyhead.

Defence barrister Simon Rogers told Judge Rhys Rowlands during a ten-minute hearing: "The defendant denies the allegation. It will be a firm not guilty plea.”

The case was adjourned until a formal plea is entered on September 5. A provisional trial date has been set for January 14.

Mr Corrigan was shot outside his home early on Good Friday and died in hospital on May 11.

He worked as a lecturer in photography and video in Lancashire before retiring to Anglesey more than 20 years ago and had a keen interest in nature.