A BRITISH man wanted for questioning over missing Scottish expat Lisa Brown has been jailed for people smuggling.
Stephen Jackson, 51, has been sentenced to four years and nine months for trying to smuggle a group of Albanians into the UK after entering a guilty plea.
Jackson was arrested by Sussex Police in May when his catamaran was stormed at Chichester Marina.
He was also served with extradition papers in May in relation to missing Lisa Brown.
He is expected to go to extradition trial next month. However, he will not be extradited to Spain until he has completed his prison sentence in the UK.
Assistant Director David Fairclough, from Immigration Enforcement Criminal Investigations, said that Jackson was ‘at the centre’ of an organised people smuggling gang.
Jackson is believed to be close friends with Lisa’s ex-partner Simon Corner who has also been arrested over the mother-of-one’s dissapearance.
“I hope this case serves as a warning to anyone tempted to get involved with this kind of crime,” he said.
“Working closely with Border Force colleagues we will identify the criminals behind illegal entry attempts and they will be jailed.”