Paul McGovern police want to quiz the crime boss about a recent stabbing - if they believe he was involved, his life licence may be revoked.McGovern, 35, has not been seen since James Bentley was knifed in Bearsden, Glasgow, two weeks ago. And last night underworld sources insisted McGovern had left the UK.A gangland insider said: "Cops want to speak to Paul about the incident. If he had ANY involvement they'll sling him back behind bars. So he is lying low abroad until the heat dies down."
Bentley, 30, was attacked close to the house he shares with fiancée Pamela, 24, the daughter of former porn baron Russell Stirton (left). The Liverpudlian was seriously injured.McGovern - who was only 16 when he was jailed for life in 1990 for the murder of school janitor Thomas Cushley, 47 - has raked in vast sums from his sprawling criminal empire.His interests also include the security firm M&M.McGovern's sister Jacqueline is married to Stirton, 49, who had more than £5million of assets seized by police in January 2004.The controversial businessman is still waging a legal battle to recover the cash confiscated after a raid at his home in Glasgow's Mugdock suburb.
The same police probe also targeted a McGovern-run pub in the city's Springburn district and a nearby petrol station.Two vanloads of cops seized papers and almost £400,000 in cash. Detectives believed Stirton was "washing" money through his business empire on behalf of the McGovern crime clan.So far, however, their investigation has failed to produce
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