David Coulthard's sister Lynsay Jackson found dead at her home

The sister of former Formula One driver David Coulthard has been found dead at her home in the south of Scotland.

Police said they were not treating Lynsay Jackson's death as suspicious.

The 35-year-old was found in her home in the village of Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, on Saturday morning.

Mrs Jackson was married with an eight-month-old daughter. She used to run the David Coulthard Museum in Twynholm, as well as his fan club.

David Coulthard appeared on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen earlier, and it is believed the news was broken to him after the programme.

Their mother and father are said to be flying home from a holiday in Australia.

A Dumfries and Galloway Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that a 35-year-old woman was found dead in her home today in Crossmichael.

"Our inquiries into her death are ongoing at this time, but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the procurator fiscal."

Coulthard made his Formula One debut in 1994 and won 13 Grand Prix before retiring from the sport several years ago. He has since provided race commentary for the BBC.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South Scotland

Weather

Dumfries

7 °C 4 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world?

    Think you’re a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr

Programmes

  • Suspension bridge connecting mountain peaksThe Travel Show Watch

    Must-see global events including walking the first suspension bridge to connect mountain peaks

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.