Friends set up fundraiser to help Cork murder victim’s family

Lester Mason
June 13, 2018

Gardai are hunting the killers of a Polish man who was attacked by gang in his own home.

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

Wilk died of his injuries in hospital, while his partner, only named as Elzbieta and who is in her early 30s, was seriously injured.

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

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or for anyone with information to contact them at Gurranabraher on 021 494 6200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Garda investigating the death of Mikolaj Wilk at the bridge House in Baillincollig in Cork in the early hours of the morning said today that they have launched a murder investigation.

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.

A BMW 3 series auto was discovered by the Cork County Fire Service in Waterfall, six kilometres (just under four miles) from the scene of the attack.

Gardaí found a firearm, possibly a handgun, and two machetes in a burnt-out vehicle that was used by the gang.

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

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

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