A British sailor jailed on Friday for smuggling immigrants into the UK is wanted in connection with the murder of a Scottish woman in Spain.
Stephen Jackson, 51, was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to sailing 17 Albanian men into Chichester Marina in West Sussex on May 23.
At Lewes Crown Court, it was revealed that a European Arrest Warrant has been issued for Jackson for allegedly perverting the course of justice in connection with a murder in Spain.
It is understood that the warrant relates to the disappearance of 32-year-old Scot Lisa Brown, originally from Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire, who was last seen in November 2015.
Jackson was sentenced to four years and nine months for assisting unlawful immigration.
He will have to serve his term before Spanish authorities can have him extradited, should they wish to do so.
Ms Brown’s boyfriend Simon Corner was taken into custody by Spanish police in May following his extradition from Denmark.
He was detained for the “presumed crime of murder” while prosecutors investigate Ms Brown’s disappearance.
Another man has had his passport withdrawn and been ordered not to leave Spain in connection with the allegations.