SIR Sean Connery has been told he will not face trial over a fraud probe linked to the sale of his former Spanish home.
An investigating magistrate decided to shelve his investigation into the Edinburgh-born actor after receiving a 56-page affidavit from him denying any wrongdoing.
But Alfredo Mondeja has decided to continue probing Connery’s wife, Micheline Roquebrune.
His decision opens up the possibility that Ms Roquebrune – referred in Sir Sean’s affidavit as Lady Connery – may end up having to stand trial in Spain alongside Connery’s former Spanish lawyers and politicians .
Mr Mondeja announced his decision in a 45-page legal document released yesterday – two days after a leaked copy of Sir Sean’s affidavit was published in a Spanish newspaper.