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Andrew Bush's family scotch pregnancy claims by murdered Bristol millionaire's ex-girlfriend

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

By Rachel Gardner

  • Ellie Bush, 19, the daughter of Andrew Bush, the Bristol millionaire shot at his Spanish villa, and Rachel Bush, 42, his sister, pictured in Marbella. They have denied claims made by his ex-girlfriend that she is pregnant

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The devastated family of murdered Bristol gold dealer Andy Bush have rubbished claims that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant.

His 19-year-old daughter Ellie was speaking in Spain with her aunt, Rachel.

The family flew out to the Costa del Sol following Mr Bush's murder last weekend.

He was found with gunshot wounds in his five-bedroom property near the resort of Estepona on Saturday, April 5.

His ex-girlfriend Mayka Kukucova, 24, is alleged to have fled the crime scene in Mr Wright's Hummer car before making her way to Slovakia, where she is currently in custody.

She has told reporters she is pregnant with Mr Bush's child – a claim rubbished by his family.

His sister Rachel, 42, said: "Now she's pregnant? That would mean that she's six months pregnant.

"There is no way she's pregnant and if she is there is no way it's Andy's."

Ellie, who worked in her father's jewellery shop in Bristol, added: "I think you can probably see from the pictures that she's not."

Ellie also paid tribute to her car-loving dad, who she described as her best mate.

The teenager was told about her father's murder by his current girlfriend, Russian beauty Maria Korotaeva, 20.

She said: "I thought it was some kind of sick joke, I couldn't believe it.

"I spoke to Auntie Ray, she was at the police station at the time because obviously she got over there straight away and she was like yeah it's true.

"I rang my mum first and said 'mummy daddy's dead'. She said 'what?' and I said 'he's been shot'. It's just all very odd.

"Me and my dad were always really close, very, very, close, were like best mates really. Always together.

"We'd go out for food or go to the cinema together.

"We'd come out here to Spain, we came here a lot. We started coming here about six years ago now.

"Obviously he's into his cars so I'm kind of into cars as well.

"When I lived with him we'd always watch Top Gear and stuff, we'd train together. It was nice.

"I feel that I want to carry on the legacy he's left."

"He was a businessman through and through – that was him.

"He put everything into the business, that's what made him happy, I know that 100 per cent and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that we carry on that business for him.

"It still doesn't feel real. I keep thinking he is going to walk in and shout 'surprise', 'joking', but obviously as the days go by I think, ah I don't think that's going to happen."

The family, including ex-wife Sam Mason, a former BBC Bristol journalist, have laid flowers outside his villa.

According to reports in national newspapers at the weekend swimwear model Ms Kukucova told relatives she had a row with Mr Bush at his Spanish villa when she tried to discuss maintenance money.

A source close to the investigation told the Mirror newspaper: "Mayka told relatives she went to Spain to discuss financial arrangements for the child with Mr Bush because he was refusing to speak to her."

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