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Murder probe after Polish national dies after early morning attack in his home

Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk was seriously injured when a group of men entered his home in Cork and attacked him and his partner.

Updated Jun 10th 2018, 6:18 PM

A MAN WHO was attacked by a group of men who entered his home early this morning has died from his injuries.

Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk (35) resided at the house in Bridge House, Maglin, Ballincollig in Cork with his partner who is also in her 30s.

Both are originally from Poland.

Gardaí were called to attend an incident at the home at 3.17am this morning, and arrived at the scene in less than five minutes.

By the time they arrived a number of assailants had already fled the scene. Gardaí found Wilk seriously injured with life threatening injuries.

He was taken to Cork University Hospital where he later died due to his injuries. His partner is currently receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

At around 4.20am, units from the Cork County Fire Service responded to reports of a fire at Iniskenny, Ballinora, Waterfall. This car – believed to be a BMW 3 series -  was 6km away from the incident in Ballincollig.

Both scenes are currently being preserved where forensic examinations were under way.

The coroner has been notified and the State Pathologist will also attend. A post-mortem will take place tomorrow morning at 9am.

Gardaí said they were anxious to speak to any drivers with dash cam footage and travelled in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas between 2am and 5am this morning, or anyone who saw any suspicious activities in these areas over the past few days.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Gurranabraher on 021 4946200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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