Gardaí investigating serious armed assault on a man and woman in Cork

Man dies and his partner is seriously injured by armed gang who broke into County Cork home

Man dies and his partner is seriously injured by armed gang who broke into County Cork home

The BBC reports that the two children, both under six years of age, had witnessed the brutal attack [VIDEO] on their father and mother.

O'Sullivan added that Wilk's partner was also taken to the Cork University Hospital but had only suffered non-life threatening injuries from the home invasion.

Another woman, aged in her 30s, was also in the bungalow at the time of the attack and escaped through a window.

Speaking this morning to Patricia Messinger on C103's Cork Today show, Ms Deryng said that Mikolaj's wife, Elizbieta, is undergoing surgery for the injuries she suffered in the attack.

Family friend Aga Deryng has said that the Polish community in Co. O'Sullivan said the two children were in the care of social workers.

After the armed men fled the scene, a vehicle was found burned out in the Waterfall area around five miles away.

The couple's home now remains sealed off in order for a forensic examination to take place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact them - in particular, drivers who may have dash cam footage and who travelled in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas between 2am and 5am yesterday morning.

Gardai, who have launched a murder inquiry, responded to the incident at 3.17am on Sunday.

The Polish man, named as Mikołaj Wilk, ran a gardening business and had lived in Ireland for at least five years.