English writer Carla Lane has slammed Heather Mills for "swallowing up" estranged husband Sir Paul McCartney - and she hopes the former beatle will find love again soon. Lane, a close friend of MCCartney's late first wife LINDA, believes MCCartney married the former model because he craved company, but concedes the couple appeared happy on the surface. She says, "I felt the marriage wasn't right because of the little I know about what he needs. "He needs romance - you can tell by his songs. And I would be delighted if he met someone who loved him. "But I suppose he was lonely, and lets face it, she's a bit of a cannibal from what I hear. Perhaps she swallowed him up. "At the time they both seemed happy. Heather even wanted me to write something for Paul for television."