British yachtsman, 51, wanted by foreign police ‘over the disappearance of a young mother in Spain’ is jailed for five years for smuggling 17 Albanian ‘refugees’ into a luxury marina
Stephen Jackson, 51, jailed for almost five years for people smuggling
He tried to help 17 illegal immigrants enter UK via Chichester Harbour
Jackson also faces warrant in Spain over disappearance of Lisa Brown
Young mother missing from home near Gibraltar but no body found
By JOSEPH CURTIS FOR MAILONLINE
29 July 2016
A British yachtsman has been jailed for attempting to smuggle 17 Albanian men into Britain.
Stephen Jackson, 51, was sentenced for four years and nine months in prison at Lewes Crown Court today after being caught at Chichester Harbour on a catamaran.
The 17 illegal immigrants had paid £7,000 each for the trip and had been trying to get back into the country having been previously deported, with one ejected from the UK for trafficking prostitutes.
The court heard Jackson chose the West Sussex marina as there are no border controls at the site.
When he was stopped, police background checks revealed he was also wanted in Spain in connection with the disappearance of young mother Lisa Brown from her home near Gibraltar, facing allegations of perverting the course of justice.
Sentencing Jackson, Judge Guy Anthony said he had been ‘caught red-handed’.
Dressed in a dark suit and tie, Jackson stared blankly ahead as he was sentenced.
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