Police Searching For Couple After Car 'Washed Up' On Beach

30 November 2018, 06:42

James and Susan Kenneavy Drummore beach

Police are searching for a couple after their car was found "washed up" on a beach amid bad weather.

James and Susan Kenneavy's Ford Kuga was found empty on Drummore beach near Stranraer in the south of Scotland at around 7.30am on Thursday.

Heavy rain had led to flooding on Drummore coastal road on Wednesday and the coastguard are helping with police searches.

A force spokesman said: "Officers from Police Scotland are seeking the assistance of the public in an effort to trace a couple, Susan and James Kenneavy who are missing from Drummore.

Their Grey Ford Kuga, registration SJ15UKX was found washed up on Drummore beach around 7:30am this morning."

Officers said they have not been seen at home and have not been in touch with family.

Inspector Craig Nicolson said "We are very worried about Mr and Mrs Kenneavy.

"We know the Drummore coastal road was closed last night due to coastal flooding, but I would ask anyone that seen the vehicle or the knows the whereabouts of the couple to contact Police Scotland.

We have been carrying out searches in and around Drummore all day with the assistance of the coastguard and these searches remain ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to phone 101 quoting incident number 0474 - November 29 2018.