Crossbow victim pictured as police probe possible links to night-time animal ...

First picture of pensioner, 74, shot by crossbow bolt while fixing satellite on his rural Welsh home as police probe possible links to night-time animal hunters Gerald Corrigan was struck shortly after midnight on Friday outside his home He has been moved from a hospital in Bangor to Stoke because of his injuries Police are investigating whether he may have been accidentally shot by rogue night-time hunters The 74-year-old is still fighting for his life and his family say they cannot think of anyone who would want to harm him 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 16:27 BST, 20 April 2019 | Updated: 16:27 BST, 20 April 2019

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Gerald Corrigan, 74, is fighting for his life after being shot by a crossbow while he fixed his satellite dish

Gerald Corrigan, 74, is fighting for his life after being shot by a crossbow while he fixed his satellite dish

The first picture of the pensioner who was shot with a crossbow outside his home has come to light as he fights for his life.

Gerald Corrigan, 74, was struck as he adjusted a satellite dish at his secluded property on the outskirts of Holyhead in north Wales shortly after midnight on Friday.  

His family say they cannot think of anyone who would want to harm him.

The injuries he sustained have been described as 'horrendous'. 

Mr Corrigan staggered inside the property before an ambulance was called and he was rushed to hospital in Bangor where his condition was described as critical.

Police say Mr Corrigan has since been transferred to a hospital in Stoke due to the serious nature of the injuries.

One line of inquiry is that Mr Corrigan may have been accidentally shot by a lamper - rogue night-time hunters who use bright lights to target animals.

His cottage is near the South Stack cliffs

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