Police appeal for dash cam footage to identify attacker


Police investigating the stabbing of a woman at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr are appealing for dash cam footage that may have captured the woman responsible.

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Around 10.00 am on Thursday 22nd November, the 42-year-old woman, a Community Support Worker, suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in the car park of the hospital. She remains in Ayr Hospital and medical staff describe her condition as being stable.

Superintendent Brian Shaw, of Ayrshire Division, re-iterated earlier appeals for anyone with information to contact Police Scotland. He said:

“At this time no-one has been arrested. However, the public should be aware that our extensive enquiries are continuing. Ailsa Hospital remains open to staff and patients as normal today.


“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who was driving in the area of Ailsa Hospital in Dalmellington Road, Ayr, anytime between 9.30am and 10.30am yesterday and who may have captured the woman on their vehicle’s dashcam. Dalmellington Road is a busy road and there would have been a large volume of vehicles passing during these times.

“If you have footage or any other information about the woman who carried out the attack please contact Police Scotland via 101. She is described as being around 5’2″ to 5’3” in height, aged between 30 and 50 years, of slight build and with a pale complexion. She was wearing a dark woolly hat and a dark jacket.

“If you recognise her description or have information about her identity please call Police Scotland via 101 – incident 0923 of 3/11/2018 refers.

“Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”