Hunt for couple after car found `washed up´ on Stranraer beach

Police are searching for a couple after their car was found ‘washed up’ on a beach as Storm Diana battered the coast, causing heavy rain and 80mph gales.

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.

The search resumed at first light after being halted late on Thursday. 

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

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

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

Police are searching for the couple as Storm Diana battered the coast, causing heavy rain and 80mph gales. The search resumed at first light the next morning

Police are searching for the couple as Storm Diana battered the coast, causing heavy rain and 80mph gales. The search resumed at first light the next morning

Police are searching for the couple as Storm Diana battered the coast, causing heavy rain and 80mph gales. The search resumed at first light the next morning

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.

The beach where the couple's car was found washed up in southern Scotland is pictured

The beach where the couple's car was found washed up in southern Scotland is pictured

The beach where the couple’s car was found washed up in southern Scotland is pictured

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

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

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

The couple's Grey Ford Kuga (not pictured, file photo) was found washed up on Drummore beach near Stranraer in the south of Scotland

The couple's Grey Ford Kuga (not pictured, file photo) was found washed up on Drummore beach near Stranraer in the south of Scotland

The couple’s Grey Ford Kuga (not pictured, file photo) was found washed up on Drummore beach near Stranraer in the south of Scotland

Officers said they have not been seen at home and have not been in touch with family. The Drummore coastal road was closed due to flooding

Officers said they have not been seen at home and have not been in touch with family. The Drummore coastal road was closed due to flooding

Officers said they have not been seen at home and have not been in touch with family. The Drummore coastal road was closed due to flooding

‘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.

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