Crossbow attack: Man shot fixing satellite dish in critical condition

A 74-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot with a crossbow in the early hours of this morning.

The man was trying to fix a satellite dish outside his home in a remote area of Holyhead, Wales, when he was hit.

He managed to stagger his way into his house at 12.34am and call an ambulance.

He suffered “significant life-threatening injuries” and was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor by ambulance.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney from North Wales Police said they are looking for anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward.

Officers are also hopeful for dash cam footage or CCTV footage from the area.

He said: “We are appealing to anybody who may have been in the vicinity of South Stack Road between 6pm yesterday evening and 4am today to come forward.

We are also keen on speaking to anybody who may live in or around that area and who may have private CCTV, or anybody who may have travelled along South Stack Road who may have dash cam footage.

We are in the early stages of our investigation and are working hard to establish the circumstances behind this incident.

“A number of enquiries are underway involving detectives from CID, the local policing teams and Crime Scene Investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police officers at Llangefni CID on 101 or via the live webchat quoting reference number X052857, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.