Lee was an old contact of Rob Donovan’s who he used to fence seven rolls of expensive silk that he stole from Underworld in revenge for his treatment at the hands of his sister and the company’s major share-holder Carla Connor.
Tracy Barlow drove the Underworld van with the silk on a properly scheduled delivery to an appointed side street in a rough area where she met Lee. He promised that there were no CCTV cameras in the vicinity as they kept getting smashed up. He okayed the goods and then watched in delight as Tracy tore at her own clothing in an attempt to make the “robbery” looked forced. She then forced him to hit her in the mouth to add further verisimilitude to her story. Lee’s next role in the plan was then to sell on the silk and give Rob the proceeds but Carla discovered what was happening and the retrieved the goods herself.