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The ex-girlfriend of a Bristol millionaire who is wanted in connection with his murder on the Costa del Sol has been arrested in her home town in Slovakia.
Jeweller Andrew Bush, who was 48, was found shot dead early on Saturday at his luxury holiday villa.
Police had been trying to trace Slovak national Mayka Kukucova since the discovery.
A National Police spokeswoman said:
"I can confirm that Mayka Marica Kukucova, born in 1990, was arrested early this afternoon in Slovakia after Spanish authorities requested a European arrest warrant.
"She is the ex-partner of Andrew Bush and has been arrested on suspicion of a consumed intentional homicide.
"Arrangements for her extradition to Spain are still to be finalised."
Police investigating the murder of a Bristol businessman have arrested his former girlfriend. Millionaire jeweller Andy Bush was shot in the head in an ambush at his holiday villa on the Costa del Sol. Officers now have Mayka Marica Kukucova in custody.
The girlfriend of Bristol millionaire businessman Andy Bush has spoken of her heartache after the gold-dealer was shot and killed in Spain.
In an interview with the Bristol Post, student Maria Korotaeva said the pair had flown to Mr Bush's villa to celebrate the couple's five-month anniversary, but had to cower in a car as her boyfriend was killed.
Miss Korotaeva told the newspaper; "There's no way of putting into words how you feel when somebody you love is killed. I feel dreadful right now. We had so many plans for the future but now there's nothing."
The personal trainer of Bristol businessman Andy Bush, who was gunned down at his villa in Spain, has been paying him tribute. Paul Orchard was one of the last people to speak to the 48-year-old.
He says it's impossible to put into words how something so awful could happen to such a fantastic man.
Police are trying to find Mayka Marica Kukucova, the former girlfriend of the Bristol businessman Andy Bush, who was shot in the head in an ambush at his mansion on the Costa del Sol.
The former wife of millionaire Bristol jeweller Andrew Bush has spoken about his death.
45 year old Sam Mason has a 19 year old daughter, Ellie Mason-Bush with Andrew Bush
Sam says she heard of the incident when she received a panic-stricken phone call from her daughter who told her: "Mummy, daddy's dead".
A jewellery store in Bristol owned by a British businessman shot dead at his home in Spain remained shut over the weekend following his murder.
Andy Bush's Gold Trader store at The Galleries shopping centre had its shutters down and carried a sign confirming it had been temporarily closed.
While living in southern Spain, the 48-year-old also reportedly owned several businesses in the city, including a pawn shop, a tanning and waxing shop, a limo hire firm and a wholesalers.
Spanish police have begun a hunt for the killer of a Bristol millionaire jeweller who was shot in the head in an ambush at his mansion on the Costa del Sol.
Local reports claim Andrew Bush, 48, was brutally murdered at the five-bedroom property near the resort of Estepona after returning home with his girlfriend on Saturday morning.
A source close to the investigation was quoted as saying police are seeking a woman, believed to be Mr Bush's ex-girlfriend, on suspicion of murder.