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Murdered millionaire's ex-girlfriend arrested in Slovakia

Andrew Bush's former girlfriend Mayka Kukucova has been arrested in her home town in Slovakia Credit: Facebook

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."

Murdered millionaire's former girlfriend in custody

Mayka Marica Kukucova with her former boyfriend, Andy Bush who was shot dead in Spain on Saturday night Credit: Facebook

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.

Girlfriend of shot Bristol millionaire tells of heartache

Andy Bush was killed at his villa in Spain at the weekend. Credit:

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."

Read the full article on The Bristol Post website.


Police seek former girlfriend following shooting

Mayka Kukucova seen here with her former boyfriend Andrew Bush. Credit: Facebook

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.

Mayka Marica Kukucova is a model and former girlfriend of Bristol businessman Andy Bush. Credit: Facebook

Ex-wife of victim reacts to his death

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".

I got a phone call from my daughter, Ellie, at about 8.30 on Saturday morning. She said mummy, daddy's dead.

I told her not to be silly, she was quite hysterical. She said daddy's dead, he's been shot.

I'm here (in Spain) to be here with my daughter, she's only 19 and now she is without a father. Ellie has been left without a dad - she's such a daddy's girl.

This whole thing is almost like a horror story, it's hard to believe it's happening. My husband wasn't even 50, he was 48.

At this moment in time the Spanish police aren't giving anything away.

– Sam Mason, ex-wife of Andrew Bush

Bristol store remains shut after jeweller's murder

The Gold Trader store at The Galleries shopping centre in Bristol has remained closed Credit: SWNS

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.

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