There are reports this morning that a staff member at a hospital in Kilmarnock in Scotland has been stabbed, as police confirm that a number of serious incidents took place in the town late yesterday evening.

Police Scotland raised the alarm yesterday evening when they shared the following news:

“Police Scotland is currently dealing with three potentially linked incidents in the Kilmarnock area. The first occurred around 7.45pm outside Crosshouse Hospital, the second around twenty minutes later on Portland Street, and the third, a serious road crash, on the A76, around 8.30pm.

“Enquiries into these incidents are at an early stage and these areas have been cordoned off at this time. There is no cause for concern for the wider community.”

The Crosshouse Hospital remained locked down for several hours while police continued to investigate the incident. Police Scotland have said that they are not treating the incident as terror related.

Statement by Crawford McGuffie, Medical Director at Ayrshire & Arran NHS Trust:

Following the Police incident earlier this evening, University Hospital Crosshouse was put under lockdown. Police Scotland have confirmed the risk to patients, staff and visitors to the hospital is minimal, and so this lockdown has been lifted.

There remains a large police presence on the grounds of the hospital.

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. However, if you are worried, please speak to the onsite Police Scotland officers.

As this is a Police Scotland incident, we are unable to comment any further at this time.