Ireland 'We are aware of taxi drivers in area who have not yet come forward' - gardaí investigating machete murder

19:56  13 june  2018
19:56  13 june  2018 Source:   independent.ie

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Gardai , who arrived within five minutes of a 999 call, desperately tried to save Mr Wilk before paramedics arrived. We are appealing to taxi drivers who may have been dropping or collecting people in those areas to contact us .

Gardaí , backed up by specialist units, have now launched a murder investigation and are seeking a motive for the murder . They have also appealed for anyone who saw any suspicious or unusual activities in these areas within the last three days to come forward .

Family bikes in the back garden of the house in Maglin, Co Cork, where Mikolaj Wilk was killed and his wife Elzbieta was seriously injured in a machete attack © Independent.ie Family bikes in the back garden of the house in Maglin, Co Cork, where Mikolaj Wilk was killed and his wife Elzbieta was seriously injured in a machete attack Gardaí investigating the machete murder of a dad-of-two have renewed their appeal for taxi drivers in the area on the night of the murder to get in contact.

Issuing another appeal today, gardaí said; "We are aware of a number of taxis and hackneys that were operating in the area on the night of the incident who have not come forward."

Detectives have also spoken to the wife of murder victim Mikolaj Wilk in a bid to find a motive for the brutal killing.

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Elzbieta and Mikołaj Wilk © Provided by Irish Independent Elzbieta and Mikołaj Wilk Up to four men burst down the door of the Polish family's home in Ballincollig, Co Cork, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mr Wilk was the victim of multiple stab wounds in a savage attack, which also saw his wife Elzbieta sustaining serious injuries to her arm, hand and fingers.

Gardaí issued another statement to media today, with Superintendent Colm O Sullivan speaking outside Gurranabraher Garda Station; "We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information or to anyone who may have witnessed this incident," Supt O'Sullivan said.

Garda Superintendent Colm O'Sullivan talking to media in Ballincollig © Independent.ie Garda Superintendent Colm O'Sullivan talking to media in Ballincollig "A number of people have come forward with information and we wish to thank the public for their assistance in the investigation thus far. "However, we are aware of a number of taxis and hackneys that were operating in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas on the night of the incident who have not come forward.

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GANGS of young men “terrorising” locals and targeting taxi drivers in west Dublin are being “left to run amok” by gardai because they don’t have the resources to deal with them. We ’ve even got different gangs coming in from other areas who don’t even live here and I know it’s the same elsewhere.

He suffered a number of injuries, including a head injury and investigating gardaí believe his injuries may be consistent with an assault. Gardaí understand that the man may have gotten in a taxi from the Phibsboro area at around 2.45 am , and are asking any taxi drivers who may have been in the

"I would appeal to them to contact us at Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021- 4946200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Any information they may have, no matter how insignificant would assist our investigation."

Investigation

Gardaí at the scene of Mikolaj Wilk's murder © Independent.ie Gardaí at the scene of Mikolaj Wilk's murder Detectives spoke to the wife of murder victim Mikolaj Wilk in her hospital bed last night as they hope she can help provide more information on the night of the gruesome attack.

It is understood she has no idea of any motive for the attack. Her father and sister-in-law flew in from Poland late on Monday night and are expected to take care of the couple's two children, who are both aged under six.

Ms Wilk is recovering well following surgery on her arm and hand. Tendons in her arm were seriously damaged, leaving her without movement in three of her fingers.

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Investigating Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information or to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Gardaí . Gardai are particularly They have also appealed for anyone who saw any suspicious or unusual activities in these areas within the last three days to come forward .

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Gardaí at the scene of Mikolaj Wilk's murder © Independent.ie Gardaí at the scene of Mikolaj Wilk's murder She is also believed to be fully aware of what happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, although yesterday after her surgery was the first time she had spoken to gardaí since then.

However, there is no timeline as to when she will be discharged from Cork University Hospital (CUH).

Ms Wilk is understood to have made it clear to her family that she will be moving back to Poland following the horrific trauma and tragedy of recent days.

Gardaí at the scene of Mikolaj Wilk's murder © Independent.ie Gardaí at the scene of Mikolaj Wilk's murder Her husband's body is also expected to be repatriated to Poland after it is released by investigators. A Gofundme account to help has raised more than €13,500 already.

Locally, gardaí are still conducting door-to-door inquiries and are hopeful CCTV at rural homes in the area may provide them with vital leads in the investigation.

They are also interviewing members of the Polish community in the area to determine if Mr Wilk felt he was under threat in recent weeks.

Garda Supt. Colm O'Sullivan pictured alongside Garda Inspector Gary McPolin at the home of Mikolaj Wilk © Independent.ie Garda Supt. Colm O'Sullivan pictured alongside Garda Inspector Gary McPolin at the home of Mikolaj Wilk The investigation has been expanded overseas in recent days, with detectives planning on contacting Polish police to examine if there were any links to his home country that could pinpoint the reason for the brutal attack. A burnt-out BMW three series was found within around 6km of the family's home, with a handgun located inside.

A special Mass is set to take place in Cork city tonight for the family, with a large turnout from the Polish community expected.

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