Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa HospitalIvy Madziva
The community support worker is in hospital in a “serious but stable” condition after she was stabbed in the car park.
There is a heavy police presence at Ailsa Hospital
Police are hunting for a woman after a health worker was stabbed in a hospital car park.
The community support worker was attacked at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr, on Scotland’s west coast, at about 10.05am.
Police placed the hospital on lockdown as they carried out an “extensive search of the local area”.
Police locked the hospital down as they carried out a search of the hospital
Officers are now searching for a woman who left the area shortly after the stabbing.
She is described as being about 5ft2in to 5ft3in tall, of a slight build with a pale complexion.
Early on Thursday evening officers said they arrested a woman on an unrelated matter, but she is of interest to their enquiries into the stabbing.
it is not clear what role she played in the incident.
Police Scotland reopened the hospital to patients at 1pm, but the car park which remains closed.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the woman’s life was not believed to be at risk, and she would be getting a “full update” as soon as she left the chamber.
Billy McClean, from the local health board, said staff were “assisting Police Scotland with their investigations”.
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