Gardaí investigating brutal murder appeal for taxi driver to come forward
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Gardaí investigating brutal murder appeal for taxi driver to come forward

GARDAÍ investigating the murder of Mikolaj Wilk in Cork last weekend have appealed for a taxi driver who was in the area to come forward.

Mr Wilk, known to his friends as Nick, died after being attacked in his Ballincollig home in the early hours of Sunday, June 10 by a gang of armed men.

A car the gang fled in was later found burned out at Waterfall, a few miles from Mr Wilk’s house.

Gardaí now want to trace a taxi driver who was in the Waterfall area that night.

The driver picked up three women at a pub in the Wilton area through a booking on a Taxi app and drove to Waterfall, dropping two of the women along the way.

Gardaí have also appealed for any taxi or hackney drivers that were operating in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas on the night of the incident who have not come forward to do so.

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Mr Wilk, 35, and his wife Elzbeita were rushed to Cork University Hospital after the brutal attack.

Another woman, aged in her 30s, and two children under the age of six, were also in the house at the time of the incident but were unharmed.

Mr Wilk, who was originally from Poland, was pronounced dead shortly after the attack.

His wife has since been released from hospital.

Witnesses, or anyone who can assist with the investigation, are asked to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021 4946200, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.