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People smuggler prime suspect in missing Lisa hunt; Cops to quiz yachtsman on Scots mum.

Byline: reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk SALLY HIND

A BRITISH yachtsman who smuggled illegal immigrants into the country is a prime suspect in the murder of a Scots mum in Spain.

Stephen Jackson, 50, is to be quizzed by police probing the disappearance of Lisa Brown, 32, from Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, on the Costa del Sol eight months ago.

It comes after Jackson - who will be investigated for his links to another key suspect, Lisa's ex Simon Corner, 33 - admitted people smuggling at an English court. It heard police had issued a warrant for Jackson's arrest over a murder in Spain. One of his yachts, Daydream, has been impounded by Spanish officials in Lanzarote.

They want to know if it was used to get rid of Lisa's body which has not been found. She went missing from her home near Gibraltar on November 4. Lisa's brother Craig Douglas, 46, a dad-of-one, welcomed the news.

He said: "The police are shaking the tree to see what falls out. These people want to save their own skin so who knows what'll happen? The family are just dealing with things a day at a time."

Corner disappeared hours after being questioned as a witness before returning to Spain to face police.

After again leaving the country the Liverpudlian was arrested in Copenhagen over Lisa's disappearance.

At Lewes Crown Court last week, Jackson admitted smuggling 17 Albanians into Sussex on a catamaran.

Sentence was deferred but he would have to serve his term before extradition over Lisa's murder.

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GRILLED Stephen Jackson

DISAPPEARED Lisa Brown

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