© 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Emma Robertson Coupland, 39, was found injured in a … First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the incidents as very serious. There is no cause for concern for the wider community.”. A lockdown on the hospital was lifted at around 10:30pm, after police declared that there was no longer a risk to staff or patients. Please continue to follow Police Scotland advice.”, Earlier, Humza Yousaf, the Scottish justice secretary, said it was a “horrific incident. Officers will be on patrol and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.”. “I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the professionalism of the staff who were involved in the incident,” he said. A woman and her daughter were stabbed to death, and their alleged assailant killed in a car crash, after an attack at a hospital in Kilmarnock. First published on Fri 5 Feb 2021 08.41 GMT. Two hospital staff are reported to have been stabbed in a shocking knife attack in Scotland last night. 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Anderson, who was about to be married, was attacked close to a takeaway where she worked. Ch Supt Faroque Hussain of Police Scotland said: “A number of locations remain cordoned off as officers continue to conduct inquiries. Kilmarnock killer knifeman Steven Robertson was seen stalking the hospital where his victim worked in the days leading up to the attack, according to … East Ayrshire council tweeted: “Due to serious incidents in Kilmarnock, Police Scotland has advised of the following road closures: West George Street, Portland Street and Union Street closed to all traffic. Police Scotland confirmed that they believed the three incidents were linked. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. It's one of three "serious incidents" in the town that are thought to be linked, police say. Her … A mother and daughter were stabbed to death and a man was killed in a crash in a suspected double murder-suicide that unfolded over a 45-minute period. Eye-witnesses have reported at least one member of staff at University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock was stabbed, although this has not been confirmed by police. John Burns, the chief executive of Ayrshire and Arran NHS board, said the hospital was offering support to the staff who tried to save the lives of the two women, one of whom was their colleague. Kevin McGregor, who is standing to be a Labour candidate in the area in May’s Holyrood elections, said he had heard “worrying reports of stabbings” in the area. Kilmarnock stabbing killer Steven Robertson, victim Emma Robertson (or Coupland) and other victim his step-daughter Nicole Anderson Meanwhile, knifeman Steven travelled to … (Getty Images) Three people have died in a series of related incidents that unfolded in Kilmarnock, Scotland, on Thursday evening, including at least one stabbing. Police Scotland said a 39-year-old woman, believed to be an an NHS worker, died in the car park of Crosshouse university hospital after she was found badly injured at about 7.45pm on Thursday. TWO women and a man have died after a "nurse and another person" were knifed at a hospital before a car crash. Crosshouse Hospital near Kilmarnock, was swarmed with armed police as … A nurse at a Kilmarnock hospital has reportedly been ‘stabbed’ with the medical hub placed in lockdown. Steven Robertson, 40, stabbed … In a statement, Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland is currently dealing with 3 potentially linked incidents in the Kilmarnock area. A Scots comedian has backed a fundraiser for the funerals of the mum and daughter stabbed to death in Kilmarnock - which has more than doubled … Garden Street leading to Hill Street and Portland Street also closed and no access to and from Witch Road area.”, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, tweeted: “Dreadful news. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. We are still in the process of establishing the full circumstances. In a statement he said the “terrible events … will no doubt have had a massive impact on all those involved”. However, the three areas in which the incidents occured remained cordoned off by police while investigations continued into the early hours. A HOSPITAL worker and her daughter have been killed in an attack before a man died in a car crash. Police Scotland said the force could not yet publicly confirm their identities. Thinking too of everyone at Crosshouse hospital, already dealing with the tough circumstances of Covid. Several roads in the area remain closed including Portland Street, where the second attack occurred, and surrounding streets. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. All rights reserved. Police Scotland said a … A member of staff at a hospital in Kilmarnock has been the victim of a stabbing, Sky News understands. A CRAZED knife fiend stalked a hospital in the days leading up to killing his estranged wife and step-daughter, it has been claimed. Crosshouse Hospital was forced to lock down for about three hours on … Alleged attacker is killed in car crash as Police Scotland say incidents in Ayrshire town are not terror-related, Fri 5 Feb 2021 17.28 GMT The whole place is on lockdown. It appeared that a male suspect had been on the loose for about 45 minutes, before a major car crash on a motorway which it is believed he was involved in. My thoughts are with the bereaved. The second took place around 20 minutes later in Portland Street, close to Kilmarnock town centre, around two miles from the hospital. Officers were … We are working to confirm the full circumstances of what has happened. “As this is a Police Scotland incident, we are unable to comment any further at this time.”. Onlookers reported the doors to the hospital being locked shut and it temporarily stopped admitting patients. “Armed police are there and they’re sending everyone away from the area.”. "We would like to reassure anyone coming to the hospital, in particular to any patients or staff coming on shift, that Police Scotland have confirmed it is safe to do so. A nurse was reportedly stabbed on Thursday night and a hospital put into lockdown following a major incident on its grounds.. Police Scotland said they were investigating three serious incidents in the Kilmarnock area after they were called to University Hospital Crosshouse, on the outskirts of the town, on Thursday evening.. Crawford McGuffie, Medical Director at NHS Ayrshire and Arran, said: “Following the Police incident earlier this evening, University Hospital Crosshouse was put under lockdown. Paramedics and police found him dead at the scene. TWO women and a man have died after a “nurse and another person” were knifed at a hospital before a car crash. The women were named locally as Emma Robertson Coupland, 39, and her daughter, Nicole Anderson, 24. A crazed estranged husband who stabbed his ex-wife and her daughter to death before dying in a crash made a chilling last Facebook post before the … A mother and daughter were killed in separate attacks linked to the death of a man in a car crash in Kilmarnock, Scotland. Police Scotland said they were investigating three serious incidents in the Kilmarnock area after they were called to University Hospital Crosshouse, on the outskirts of the town, on Thursday evening. The first incident occurred outside the hospital, around 25 miles south of Glasgow, at around 7:45. A police source said that they believed the suspect had died in car crash, suggesting a suspect had been at large for around 45 minutes, although Police Scotland did not confirm this. Steven Robertson, 40, attacked ex-Emma Robertson Coupland, 39, outside Crosshouse Hospital near Kilmarnock in Scotland at about 7.45pm, leaving Emma fatally wounded. The PA news agency said it understood at least one person was stabbed. Kilmarnock attacks: Suspect dies in car crash after Emma Robertson Coupland and Nicole Anderson are stabbed to death Marc Horne Friday February 05 2021, 5.00pm , The Times Police said the incidents were believed to be linked, but were not terror-related. Ambulances were diverted to  University Hospital Ayr, around 15 miles away, while the incident was ongoing. I’m also grateful to our emergency services. An eyewitness told the Ayrshire Live website as the incident was unfolding: "There are between 10 and 15 police vans sitting on the edge of the Moorfield Estate which is about half-a-mile away from the hospital. About 20 minutes later, another woman, 24, was stabbed on Portland Street in the Ayrshire town and was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse hospital, where she later died. The third incident was a serious road crash on the A76, which links Kilmarnock and Dumfries, at around 8:30pm. ... John Swinney pays tribute to Kilmarnock stabbing … We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. "It looks like an officer is standing guard outside the A&E department at the hospital.”. A mother and daughter have both died after separate stabbings in Kilmarnock last night, one of which saw a hospital put on lockdown. ... Kilmarnock stabbing: Crazed ex … “Enquiries into these incidents are at an early stage and these areas have been cordoned off at this time. Kilmarnock stabbing: Dad's chilling rant before killing ex-wife and her daughter Steven Robertson posted a vicious message about former wife Emma … The hospital was locked down for three hours on Thursday night in the immediate aftermath of the incident, with ambulances diverted to a hospital in nearby Ayr. Cops and emergency services raced to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock … The first occurred around 7.45pm outside Crosshouse Hospital, the second around 20 minutes later on Portland Street, and the third, a serious road crash, on the A76, around 8.30pm. A nurse was reportedly stabbed on Thursday night and a hospital put into lockdown following a major incident on its grounds. Kilmarnock 'stabbing': Hospital locked down after reports of attack on medical staff Save ... News latest 20 Feb 2021, 8:35am. Heartbreaking for the families, friends and colleagues of all of those involved – my thoughts with them all.”, Your support powers our independent journalism, Available for everyone, funded by readers. THREE people have died after a Kilmarnock hospital was placed on lockdown yesterday after reports of stabbings, as police dealt with three serious and 'potentially linked' incidents in the area. An officer guards the scene of the stabbing on Portland Street, Kilmarnock Ms Coupland was treated in the hospital car park but died at the scene. Nicole Anderson, 24, was fatally knifed in a street about 20 minutes after her mum, NHS worker Emma Robertson Coupland, 39, was attacked two miles away outside Crosshouse Hospital in … Cops and emergency services raced to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock aft… Please help police do their job by following the advice to stay away from the areas affected.". “There remains a large police presence on the grounds of the hospital. Police Scotland has reportedly been deployed to three incidents, this evening, one at University Hospital Crosshouse, and a second on Portland Street in Kilmarnock, and the third, a car accident. Two hospital staff at Crosshouse Hospital have reportedly been ‘stabbed’ during an incident.. Then about 20 … KILMARNOCK Hospital In Lockdown After Reports Of A Nurse Being Stabbed this evening. Emma, a mum of four daughters, was fatally attacked outside Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock as she arrived for her work as a cleaner at 7.45pm on … It's one of three "serious incidents" in … If anyone has any information which could assist our inquiries, please do contact us. There was a huge police presence in the town, including a helicopter, and the public was urged to avoid the area during what eyewitnesses said appeared to be a major manhunt. Mum-of-four Emma Robertson Coupland, … However, officers confirmed that they were not being treated as terror-related. A member of staff at a hospital in Kilmarnock has been the victim of a stabbing, Sky News understands. “Understandably, people will be shocked by what has happened. On Friday, the hospital’s A&E department and main entrance had opened and were operating as normal while two police vans remained outside, with part of the car park, close to the hospital’s physiotherapy department, taped off. “This was a particularly challenging incident, and our staff reacted with care and compassion.”. Live. There was no official confirmation from Police Scotland. "Police Scotland have confirmed the risk to patients, staff and visitors to the hospital is minimal, and so this lockdown has been lifted. Soon afterwards, the 40-year-old male driver of a car, named locally as Steven Robertson, was killed after crashing into a tree near the A76. She received emergency medical treatment but died at the scene. One eyewitness said: “I was picking someone up when a member of medical staff was stabbed. 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