Boyfriend of Brit who vanished off yacht was jailed for ‘beating up his ex-wife’

THE boyfriend of a Brit who vanished off a yacht was jailed for attacking his ex-wife, The Sun can reveal.

Ryan Bane, 44, claims he woke up at 2am to find his girlfriend Sarm Heslop, 41, had mysteriously disappeared from his catamaran.

Sarm, from Southampton, is a former flight attendant who met the American on Tinder eight months ago.

A police report, seen by The Sun, shows that Bane was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in 2011 when married to Corie Stevenson, 43.

The document shows he was nicked at their home and taken to county jail, after allegedly throwing Corie to the floor and smashing her head against it, chipping her tooth. Court documents show Bane pleaded guilty to domestic violence and served 21 days in jail.

Read the full story in the Scottish Sun.

Other media reports say that Bane has refused to let police, who are investigating Ms Heslop’s disappearance, search his yacht.

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The Scottish Sun. By James Beal and Greg Woodfield.