Jury hears over £170k withdrawn before death of Anglesey crossbow killer victim

More than £170,000 was withdrawn in cash between 2015 and when a 74-year-old retired lecturer was shot by a crossbow killer in 2019, a jury heard.

Mold crown court was told during the four months of 2019 before Gerald Corrigan’s murder, £17,500 had been taken out in cash from bank accounts.

Civilian analyst Dawn Mann of North Wales police had looked at withdrawals by Mr Corrigan and his partner Marie Bailey, 67, who were allegedly scammed by trusted friend Richard Wyn Lewis, 50, of Fferam, Llanfair yn Neubwll, in Anglesey.

He has denied eleven counts of fraud and a single charge of attempting

to pervert justice.

The prosecution have alleged Mr Corrigan and Miss Bailey, of Anglesey, were conned of more than £200,000 during several years before the murder on the island. The alleged scams included property development and deals, and horse purchases.

Earlier the jury heard about the sale of Miss Bailey’s Citroen car for £5,300 to a Llandudno Junction garage. A man, not Lewis, had offered the car for sale, but the bank details of “RW Lewis” were provided for payment. The car was later sold by the garage for nearly £7,000.

One of the fraud charges involves the car.

Statements were also read to the jury by Peter Rouch QC, prosecuting, about the purchase of the old Llanddona school in Anglesey for £115,000 by the village hall committee, in August 2018. It had been agreed not to advertise the property on the open market, committee member Carys Roberts said.

Opening the case earlier this week, Mr Rouch had said after another lie more than £50,000 had been transferred by Miss Bailey from her bank to the account of Lewis’s partner Siwan Maclean, 52, of the same address as him, to buy the old school.

Maclean has denied money-laundering.

The trial continues next week.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey