Body of Ballincollig murder victim to be repatriated to Poland this weekend

Body of Ballincollig murder victim to be repatriated to Poland this weekend
Mikołaj and Elzbieta Wilk. The remains of Mikolaj will be brought to Poland this weekend.

THE body of Ballincollig murder victim Mikolaj Wilk is being repatriated to Poland this weekend.

The 35-year-old's wife Elzbieta and their two children are also returning to Poland this weekend to live following the murder at their rented home in Maglin at around 3am on Sunday, June 10.

Locally, the house is no longer being treated as a crime scene by gardaí.

However, investigators are focused on nine vehicles which were seized by gardaí on Thursday morning during a swoop on homes and one business premises in the Ballincollig and greater Cork areas. Forensic examinations have been carried out on the cars to establish if there was any blood to be found in the car, from the gang who attacked Mr Wilk.

Four masked men were involved in the incident. The popular gardener was brutally attacked and died two hours later at Cork University Hospital.

Elzbieta is still recovering after the horror attack at the couple's home just under two weeks ago. She received severe injuries to her hand, as well as to her face and head. She was discharged from Cork University Hospital last weekend.

Another woman who was staying in the house managed to flee. The couple's two young children were also uninjured but were left traumatised.

The BMW car linked to the murder was found burnt out in the Waterfall area just two hours after the attack by up to four masked men. It was bought in the Cork area in recent weeks.

A GoFundMe page set up to help the Wilk family has raised more than €20,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gurranabraher Garda station on 021- 4946200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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