UPDATE: Simon Corner’s former legal adviser Jason Coghlan has since told the Olive Press that Corner arrived in Spain and asked for his photo to be taken at Malaga Airport.
Coghlan claims he was then not seen again, and his phone has been switched off ever since.
He allegedly missed his meeting with Algeciras Police…
THE brother of missing Lisa Brown has claimed that boyfriend Simon Corner’s reported trip to Malaga is a ‘hoax’.
It comes after a legal representative claimed the expat ‘businessman’ had flown back to Spain to answer questions over Lisa’s disappearance in November.
However, brother Craig Douglas believes a photo circulating of Corner, 33, allegedly arriving at Malaga Airport is ‘bogus’.
He says the Liverpool man, who has supposedly been in the Far East pursuing ‘business interests’, has not set foot in Spain for months.
He told the Olive Press last night: “My family have been told for certain that Simon Corner never came to Spain, it’s all a sham and he’s playing games with the family and the authorities.
“We have proof that he didn’t come, and we don’t know where that photo came from.”
However, when confronted with the exact proof, he remained tight lipped and insisted he was ‘unable’ to reveal it.
The picture in question was shared on social media after being sent out on Twitter by legal advisor Jason Coghlan, of JaCogLaw, insisting that his ‘client’ would answer all questions from the police and ‘clear his name’.
However, Coghlan later sent out a cryptic press release adding that he was no longer representing him and they had broken all ties.
Coghlan today confirmed to the Olive Press that his former client had come to Spain but soon after turned off his phone and disappeared.
He also apparently missed his meeting with Algeciras police.
Algeciras police are refusing to confirm whether or not Corner has turned up for questioning.
They are known to have wanted to question him ever since he vanished to Thailand a week after Lisa was reported missing.