South Scotland

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.

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