Murder probe as hunt under way for killers of Polish man

Mikołaj and Elzbieta Wilk Polish nationals living in Ballincollig Cork before the horrific Cork murder at the weekend. Pic Facebook

Mr Wilk was rushed to Cork University Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Gardaí have now launched a murder investigation although no motive has yet been established.

The woman who was assaulted at the scene is now being treated for her injuries.

The man, in his 30s, sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead following the incident at about 3am on Sunday morning in Ballincollig, Co Cork.

Another woman and two children, believed to be under the age of six, were also in the property when the incident happened but were not hurt.

Setting up a GoFundMe page to help the family, Ms Deryn said Mikolaj was "a caring husband and loving father", and asked for everyone to help his wife right now.

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

Police believe the armed gang abandoned their auto, setting fire to it following the attack on Wilk and his partner.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later on Sunday.

They are appealing to anyone with information to contact them - in particular, drivers who may have dash cam footage and who travelled in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas between 2am and 5am yesterday morning.

The Polish man, named as Mikołaj Wilk, ran a gardening business and had lived in Ireland for at least five years.

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