By Tony Winterburn • 19 January 2020 • 9:42
Dean Woods - aka Simon Corner - arrives at court in San Roque, Spain in 2015
A man suspected of being linked to the disappearance of expat Lisa Brown has been convicted of trafficking cocaine.
Mother of one, Lisa Brown was in a relationship with Dean Woods at the time of her disappearance from Guadiaro, near San Roque, he was part of a gang of six men who supplied the Class A drug. He pled guilty to his role in the conspiracy after police raided a series of addresses in a crackdown on organised crime.
The 37-year-old was arrested during an operation across Merseyside last year. He had already admitted attempting to traffic the drug last October after appearing at Liverpool Crown Court.
But details of his conviction can only now be revealed after the last co-accused, Liam Hart, 36, pled guilty to drug charges on January 7. He will be sentenced along with co-accused Woods, James Kelly, 36, Stephen Kelly, 43, and Paul Speedy, 57, at a later date.
A source close to the family of Lisa, of Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, said they were relieved Woods’s case had ended and hoped he would receive a stiff sentence.
The brother of missing expat Lisa Brown has said he still struggles with day-to-day life on the fourth anniversary of her disappearance in Spain.
Craig Douglas also said he has kept faith in detectives getting justice for his sister, Police suspected at the time that she had been murdered. Craig revealed they still remain hopeful that officers will make a breakthrough, despite it being revealed last November that the Spanish judge has closed the investigation.
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