Ireland: Polish man Mikolaj Wilk murdered in home invasion, partner seriously injured

Man dies and his partner is seriously injured by armed gang who broke into County Cork home

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

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

Gardaí have confirmed that a man has passed away following a serious assault at a house in Ballincollig, County Cork, in the early hours of Sunday morning. The woman, who is in her early 30s and also from Poland, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Family friend Aga Deryng has said that the Polish community in Co.

Speaking this morning to Patricia Messinger on C103's Cork Today show, Ms Deryng said that Mikolaj's wife, Elizbieta, is undergoing surgery for the injuries she suffered in the attack. O'Sullivan said the two children were in the care of social workers.

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There was another woman as well as two young children aged under six in the house at the time of the incident.

Gardai investigating the murder on Sunday said that after a technical examination of the BMW vehicle found in Iniskenny Ballinora, Waterfall, a firearm was recovered which will be sent for further tests.

The Gardai have opened a murder investigation into the killing of Wilk and are appealing for information from anyone in the area, who may have noticed suspicious or unusual activities that night.

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

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