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Sports writer Kevin McCarra found after being reported missing in France

Kevin McCarra Image copyright Hugh Stewart/Facebook

A Scottish sports writer who was reported to have gone missing while in France for Euro 2016 has turned up safe and well.

Kevin McCarra, a former football correspondent for the Guardian, was seen coming out of a hotel in Avignon on Thursday evening and last sighted on local CCTV.

His family had appealed on social media for information on his whereabouts.

Later messages on Twitter said he had been located.

His wife, Susan Stewart, had urged people to get in touch stating that they had planned to watch the Iceland v Hungary game at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday evening.

His brother-in-law Hugh Stewart also appealed for information.

In a post on Facebook, he said: "My brother in law, Kevin McCarra, the former football correspondent with the Guardian and Times has gone missing while on holiday in Avignon, France. Kevin and my sister Susan Stewart were going to some Euro games so can anyone who is in France for the games please keep a look out for Kevin."

Mr McCarra, who is from Glasgow, also previously worked at the Scotland on Sunday, The Sunday Times and The Times.

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