Monday 23 October 2017

Graham Dwyer's 'calls of support' from prison as girlfriend awaits test results for cancer

Victoria Andreenkova
Victoria Andreenkova
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Jailed killer Graham Dwyer calls his new girlfriend every day amid claims she is awaiting test results for cancer.

Victoria Andreenkova (37) revealed to the Irish Daily Star that her six minute daily calls from the 42-year-old murderer is "the highlight of my day".

The Russian-born mother who attended the Dwyer's trial at the beginning of the year, claimed recently that she had fallen in love with the architect.

She has now revealed that although she is on "cloud nine" with the relationship with Dwyer, she is currently waiting for results after being tested for cancer.

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"My relationship with Graham has really changed my life in a positive way as I am going through a lot of trouble at the minute, also with my health, I'm not the best at the moment, it is to do with cancer," she told the paper in an emotional interview.

Graham Dwyer
Graham Dwyer

"They are going to take some sample tests to see if it is cancer or not... it's very upsetting."

Ms Andreenkova has said she began a relationship with Dwyer after she started visiting him in the Midlands Prison following his conviction for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara on August 22, 2012.

It has been reported that she has been banned from prison visits for wearing inappropriate clothing.

Ms Andreenkova has been thrust into the media spotlight following the revelation of her relationship with Dwyer.

She has said in a series of radio interviews that she is now recognised in the street and that she has kissed the jailed killer.

With FM104's host Chris Barry, Ms Andreenkova told how she attempted to contacted victim Elaine's family through a dedicated Facebook page when the childcare worker was first reported missing in 2012.

"I have great respect, first of all, for the family members of Elaine O'Hara and I don't want them feeling sad about my relationship with Graham," she said.

She has previously claimed that a rural-based garda was responsible for Ms O'Hara's murder.

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