Gang break into home and shoot man dead, seriously injuring his girlfriend

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

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

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

Mrs Wilk's injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Another woman in her early 30s and two children under six were in the house at the time of the incident but they were not injured.

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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. The injured parties were taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.

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.

While police did not mention the weapons used in the brutal attack and only called it a "serious assault", TV3 is saying that the gang had used machetes in their attack.

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Officers investigating the incident say they are now searching for the men behind the attack.

They say the group fled the scene in a vehicle, believed to be a BMW Three Series, which was later found burnt out at Inniskenny in Waterfall.

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

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

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