David Coulthard’s sister Lynsay Jackson found dead

Lynsay Jackson was found dead at her home. Picture: Contributed
Lynsay Jackson was found dead at her home. Picture: Contributed
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THE sister of Formula One star David Coulthard has been found dead at her home in south-west Scotland.

Police and paramedics attended the home of Lynsay Jackson in the village of Crossmichael in Kirkcudbrightshire yesterday morning.

Officers are not treating the 35-year-old’s death as suspicious but would not discuss the circumstances.

Her mother and father, Joyce and Duncan Coulthard, are flying home from Australia, where they have been on holiday.

The news was broken to them early yesterday morning and to her brother, who was appearing live on the BBC television programme Saturday Kitchen with the chef James Martin.

It is believed the news was broken to him after the show and he returned to Scotland.

She is survived by her husband Will, an environmental health officer, who she married in August 2011, and eight-month-old daughter Emily.

“It’s a terrible shock for everyone,” a family friend told ITV Border.

“She was so well known, as are the family. It’s a really sad day for everyone.”

Jackson previously ran the David Coulthard Museum, dedicated to her brother’s sporting achievements in his home village of Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Coulthard once said in an interview that she had more “natural” driving talent than him.

A spokesman for Dumfries and Galloway Police said: “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.”