PEOPLE smuggling is a serious offence, there’s no doubt about it.
However, a missing person’s case is obviously of much greater importance.
Stephen Jackson’s jail sentence in the UK is in danger of prolonging the unknown and the heartache of Lisa Brown’s family and friends.
If he is not extradited until the end of his sentence, then it could be almost five more years before Spanish investigators get a chance to grill him.
With this case already coming up for a year, common sense must surely prevail over legal technicalities.
The sooner Jackson is quizzed over Lisa Brown the better for everyone involved.