A FUGITIVE Liverpool man wanted in connection with the six-month disappearance of a mum-of-one in Spain has been arrested.
British ex-pat Lisa Brown vanished from Guadiaro, close to the Gibraltar border, at the start of November, prompting a manhunt for her boyfriend .
Now, Simon Corner , originally from Old Swan and the subject of a recently-issued European Arrest Warrant, has been detained in Denmark, it has emerged.
The 33-year-old yacht dealer, who was also known as Dean Wood around parts of Merseyside, was apprehended in Copenhagen, and is set to be extradited to Madrid.
The Guardia Civil are keeping details of Mr Corner’s arrest closely guarded, but Ms Brown’s family, from Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, were telephoned about him being found by police sources close to the investigation.
Mr Corner was arrested more than three weeks ago, but the news has only now come to light.
Lisa’s brother Craig Douglas, 46, today told the ECHO: “We were told three weeks ago about the arrest in Copenhagen.
“We are in touch with the Guardia Civil who let us know. We’re told Corner will be extradited tomorrow – he’s still in Denmark at the moment.”
Spanish officials have made no official comment about the arrest, but Mr Corner is understood to have appeared in front of a judge in Denmark following time spent in custody.
The suspect will likely then be put before a judge in San Roque once he is returned to Spain.
Mr Douglas added: “We don’t know if Lisa is still alive. We are still hoping, as you have to.”
Reports from Spain also indicated a second Brit had been arrested as part of the Lisa Brown investigation.
The Guardia Civil have conducted searches of woodland and a river near expat Lisa’s home.
Police in Spain, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, and Merseyside have all been involved in the hunt to find the mum, whose eight-year-old son Marco is currently being cared for by his dad in Gibraltar.
Lisa was set to start a new job with a online betting company when she went missing.
She’d been in a relationship with Mr Corner for ‘a few months’ with Marco’s dad living a short 20 mile drive away from them in Spain.
The alarm was raised when Lisa didn’t arrive to pick up her son from school.
Mr Corner initially promised to speak to detectives when they first circulated his identity in connection to Ms Brown’s disappearance.
He showed up in the Far East before returning to Spain with the apparent intention to meet police, but that contact never happened.
Mr Corner flew back to the Costa del Sol from Cambodia on January 19 to answer what was described as ‘unfounded allegations’. His lawyer Jason Coghlan recently quit working on his behalf, and publicly slammed his ex-client on Twitter.