Updated: Police have detained the killer of a British millionaire gold dealer and jeweller who was shot dead at his Spanish mansion.
The suspected killer, Mayka Kukucova, was arrested this afternoon (Tuesday) after giving herself up to police in her home town of Nova Bosaca, Slovakia.
Bristol-born Andy Bush, 48, was found shot in the head on Saturday morning at his five bedroom luxury Costa del Sol property.
The house, called Mar Antika, is in the Cancelada area between San Pedro and Estepona.
Twice-divorced Mr Bush had been living in Spain for some time, although he still owned several shops in Bristol, including Andrew Davids Jewellers, which is now known as Gold Trader, a limo hire firm and a wholesale store.
An emergency service spokesperson said “We received a call at 2.10am on Saturday morning from the partner of the dead man because she could not gain access to the property.
“Firefighters managed to get in and found the man lying dead inside with a gunshot wound to his head. Police are now investigating.”
Police have found and detained the alleged murderer, a Slovakian woman named Mayka Kukucova, in connection with the crime.
Reportedly, Ms Kukucova has revealed that she is pregnant with Mr Bush’s child and had gone to the property to discuss financial support for the child.
Police sealed off the property on Saturday so that forensics could investigate. They also seized luxury cars, including a Porsche and Ferrari. Reports indicated that one vehicle, a Hummer, was taken from the property.
A UK Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Estepona. We are in touch with local authorities and stand ready to offer consular assistance to the family.”
Mr Bush’s ex-wife, former HTV news reader and BBC Radio Bristol presenter Sam Mason, and their daughter, 19-year-old Ellie Mason-Bush, flew to the Costa del Sol on Sunday.
Ms Mason said: “I got a phone call from my daughter at about 8.30am 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’.”