Man arrested in connection with missing Alexandria woman has now been freed
Lisa Brown from Alexandria pictured before she disappeared in Spain.
A man arrested at Heathrow Airport on a flight from South America in connection with Vale woman Lisa Brown’s disappearance has been freed after interview by the police. She was reported missing in November 2015.
Metropolitan Police have confirmed Simon Corner, 35, was detained on a European Arrest Warrant at the request of Spanish police, but that they have since let him go.
Lisa Brown was 32 when she disappeared from Cadiz in southwest Spain after failing to pick her son up from school.
The Scot had lived in Spain since she was 18 years old and worked in Gibraltar. She was reported missing by Mr Corner, who is understood to be from Liverpool, on 8 November.
The appeal was the first time Crime stoppers put up a third-party reward on foreign soil
Last month, Ms Brown’s family launched a fresh appeal, offering a £100,000 reward for information which helps the investigation into her disappearance.
Her brother Craig Douglas, travelled to Cadiz to make the new appeal. Her family believe she is dead but her body has not been discovered.
News of the arrest of Simon Corner (pictured) gave them hope that they would find out what happened to the mother-of-one. Ms Brown’s brother, Craig, spoke at a press conference in Cadiz after the arrest. He told BBC Scotland: “It has been nearly two-and-a-half years now and we are still far away from where we want to be. Bringing Lisa home is what we want.”
The Spanish authorities also want to speak to another man – Stephen Jackson – in connection with Ms Brown’s disappearance. He was jailed in July 2016 for four years and nine months for smuggling 17 Albanians into the UK.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that Simon Corner, who was arrested on Monday, 16 April , had now been freed.