Detectives from Police Scotland are investigating three linked incidents that resulted in the deaths of two females and one male on Thursday 4th Feb.
The first incident happened at around 19:45 hours outside Crosshouse Hospital.
A 39-year-old woman was found with serious injuries in the car park at the location. Despite the best efforts of medics, she died at the scene.
The second incident occurred twenty minutes later on Portland Street, where a 24-year-old woman had been stabbed.
Emergency services rushed to the scene, and the victim was taken to Crosshouse Hospital, where she later died.
A further incident, a fatal road crash, occurred on the C50, a road between the B7036 and the A76.
Emergency services attended but the 40-year-old male driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland has confirmed that the relatives of the three deceased have been made aware.
Police Scotland confirmed this morning that enquiries carried out so far have indicated that the incidents were linked and ‘an investigation is under way to establish the exact circumstances of what happened’.
Officers are not looking for anyone else as part of their investigation, and there is no ongoing threat to the public.
The Daily Mail has reported that the 39-year-old victim was Nurse Emma Robertson, who worked at the hospital and the 24-year-old victim was her daughter, Nicole Anderson.
Chief Superintendent Faroque Hussain said:
“A number of locations remain cordoned off as officers continue to conduct enquiries. We are working to confirm the full circumstances of what has happened. If anyone has any information which could assist our enquiries, please do contact us.
“Understandably, people will be shocked by what has happened. We are still in the process of establishing the full circumstances, however, I would like to reassure people that there is no wider threat to the community.
“Officers will be on patrol and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers”.
If anyone has any information which could assist this investigation, please do contact police on 101.
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