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Gun recovered in burnt out car close to where Polish man died following attack in Cork home

Gardaí have repeated their appeal for witnesses or for drivers in the area who may have dashcam footage.

Updated Jun 11th 2018, 2:29 PM

A GUN HAS been found in a burnt out car located close to the home of a Polish man who died after he was attacked early yesterday morning.

Mikolaj Wilk (35) died following an attack in his Cork home.

Wilk’s partner Elzbieta, who is also from Poland, was seriously injured in the attack. She is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

Gardaí were called to the house in Bridge House, Maglin, Ballincollig at 3.17am yesterday and arrived in less than five minutes but the attackers had fled the scene.

It’s understood that a gang of up to four men entered the couple’s home and their two young children, aged under six, witnessed the assault.

Another woman in her 30s was in the house at the time but managed to escape through a window.

Wilk moved to Ballincollig around six years ago. He was well-known in the area as he ran a garden maintenance business.

Car burnt out 

Around an hour after the attack, a BMW car was found burnt out six kilometres away in Waterfall.

Units from the Cork County Fire Service responded to reports of a fire at Iniskenny, Ballinora at 4.20am.

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Following a technical examination of the car, gardaí have recovered a firearm which will now be sent for further examination.

The scene at The Bridge House, Maglin, Ballincollig is still currently preserved. Gardaí are continuing to carry out house to house enquiries.

Speaking at Gurranabraher Garda Station today, Superintendent Colm O’Sullivan said

We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information or to anyone who may have witnessed this incident.

“Any drivers who may have dash cam footage and travelled in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas between 2am and 5am on 10 June. If anyone noticed any suspicious or unusual activities in these areas in the days leading up to the incident, to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021- 4946200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.”

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