Murder probe as hunt under way for killers of Polish man

13 June, 2018, 16:04 | Author: Wade Massey
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It is understood the investigation comes after man who has since been named as 35-year-old Mikolaj Wilk, died following an attack it his home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The couple's two children, both aged under six, were reportedly both also at home but were physically unharmed during the incident.

The man's injuries have been described as "very serious" while his partner's - a woman in her 30s - injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Wilk, who is also known locally as Nick, was taken to the Cork University Hospital but was pronounced dead at 5:30 AM.

Mr Wilk was a Polish national who had settled with his partner, Elzbieta, at Maglin on the outskirts of Ballincollig.

After the armed men fled the scene, a vehicle was found burned out in the Waterfall area around five miles away.

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The gang left the scene before gardai arrived in what gardai believe was a BMW 3 series.

The murder scene is now sealed off and gardai are continuing their house-to-house inquiries.

A fundraising page has been opened to help the family following the attack and murder of Wilk.

"We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information or to anyone who may have witnessed this incident", he said.

RTÉ reports that Mr Wilk, who was originally from Poland, had lived in Ballincollig for several years and ran a garden maintenance business.

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