4 Dec, 2015 @ 08:16
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MISSING LISA BROWN: First photo of AWOL Liverpudlian boyfriend police are searching for

Simon Corner in Alcaidesa Marina. Copyright Olive Press.

THIS is the first photo of the English boyfriend of missing mother Lisa Brown, stretched out sunbathing in the Spanish port where he had a yacht this summer. 

Simon Corner, 33, has been hunted by police for the last two weeks in connection to the disappearance of Brown, from Scotland, almost a month ago.

It has now been revealed he has a violent history and was jailed last year over a nightclub fight in Gibraltar.

This photo was taken at Alcaidesa marina in July, in the Spanish border town of La Linea, just minutes’ from the British territory of Gibraltar.

He had been staying on a yacht, named Rosa of London, and Brown, 32, from Dumbartonshire, was a regular visitor.

She was last seen on November 6 though, and was reported missing by her ex Tony Tomillero after failing to pick up their eight-year-old son Marco from school three days later.

Corner was last seen in Sotogrande port, on Spain’s Costa del Sol, three weeks ago where he had been repairing his yacht.

Investigating officers now believe he has left Spain, with Thailand the likely destination after he allegedly used a credit card there, according to one source close to the investigation.

Meanwhile, his 40-foot vessel is currently in dry dock after it was discovered tied to a mooring in the port.

Port security guards and dry dock workers have apparently been instructed to call police should they spot Corner.

It has now emerged that in 2014 Corner spent three months behind bars for possession of a knife in Gibraltar’s Dusk nightclub.

He was also convicted of common assault, death threats and disorderly conduct in a police station but did was not sentenced for those offences.

A source at Alcaidesa marina office described the Liverpool man as a ‘wheeler dealer’, who had docked a number of different boats there over the last year.

Corner, who looked ‘older than his age’, made his money buying and selling boats and had previously had a local Spanish girlfriend.

He was often in and out of the port and you have to be suspicious about exactly what he was up to,” he added. He refused to deny that he had left without paying his bills.

Missing: Lisa Brown, 32
Missing: Lisa Brown, 32

The disappearance of Brown, who worked in Gibraltar but lived in the Spanish town of Guadiaro, is still being treated as a missing persons’ inquiry.

A search of the surrounding area, including helicopters, sniffer dogs and a diver operation in nearby Rio Guadiaro, has so far found nothing.

Brown had recently landed a new job in Gibraltar at Bet365 before she vanished, having left betting firm Ladbrokes in August.

The Royal Gibraltar Police have been working with the Guardia Civil in the search and confirmed they are looking for her boyfriend, a ‘British man who had been docked at Alcaidesa marina and working in Gibraltar’.

A Guardia Civil spokesman in Algeciras confirmed that officers had been to Alcaidesa marina, to attempt to speak to a ‘British man’.

Brown’s son Marco meanwhile, is currently being looked after by his father – her ex – Tony Tomillero.

Her family members have flown over from Scotland to help the search.

Sister Helen Jordan, 49, said: “I last spoke to Lisa on November 4 but she never mentioned anything about a new boyfriend. Everything seemed fine.”

Tom Powell

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