Man dies and partner seriously injured after intruders attack their home overnight

13 June, 2018, 16:06 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Mikolaj Wilk died in the attack and his partner Elzbieta was injured and remains in hospital

A man has died and a woman is seriously injured after being assaulted by a group of armed men overnight.

Another adult female (early 30s) was present in the house at the time that the incident took place, along with two children under six years of age.

The couple were rushed to Cork University Hospital for treatment, however Mr Wilk was pronounced dead at around 5.30am.

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

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.


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.

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

Officers investigating the incident say they are now searching for the men behind the attack. Cork home in the early hours of this morning has been named as Mikolaj Wilk.

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

The scene where the vehicle was found and the house where the attack took place have been sealed off for forensic examination. Wilk, also known as Nick, ran a garden maintenance business in the area and had lived in Ireland for a number of years.

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