Three dead in Kilmarnock night of chaos: Woman, 39, dies in hospital after being injured in car park


A mother and daughter have been stabbed to death before a man crashed a car into a viaduct in a suspected double murder-suicide.

Nurse Emma Robertson Coupland, 39, was knifed outside Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, at 7.45pm.

Her daughter Nicole Anderson, 24, was attacked 20 minutes later near a takeaway shop she worked at and died in hospital.

A 40-year-old man crashed a car under a viaduct and police said he died at the scene at around 8.30pm.

Officers said the three deaths are believed to be linked, their families have been told and they are not hunting any further suspects.

Local journalist Alex Tiffin said on Twitter he had been told by a police source the events were linked to a ‘domestic incident’.   

The two women have been named locally as Nicole Anderson (left) and her mother, Emma Robertson Coupland (right)

Nurse Emma Robertson Coupland, 39, was knifed outside Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, at 7.45pm

Her daughter Nicole Anderson, 24, was attacked 20 minutes later near a takeaway shop she worked at and died in hospital

Nurse Emma Robertson Coupland (left) was knifed outside Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, at 7.45pm. Right, Her daughter Nicole Anderson, 24, was attacked 20 minutes later near a takeaway shop she worked at and died in hospital

Emma Robertson Coupland pictured with her daughter Nicole as a baby

Emma Robertson Coupland pictured with her daughter Nicole as a baby 

Police in Scotland were last night dealing with three serious incidents across Kilmarnock including a stabbing at the town's hospital. Pictured: West George Street in the stown

Police in Scotland were last night dealing with three serious incidents across Kilmarnock including a stabbing at the town’s hospital. Pictured: West George Street in the stown

Minutes later officers rushed to another incident under a viaduct (pictured this morning) on Portland Street in the centre of Kilmarnock. This incident reportedly also involved a stabbing

Minutes later officers rushed to another incident under a viaduct (pictured this morning) on Portland Street in the centre of Kilmarnock. This incident reportedly also involved a stabbing

It is unclear if the incidents are connected, however they are not being treated as 'terrorist-related'

It is unclear if the incidents are connected, however they are not being treated as ‘terrorist-related’

University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock has been placed under lockdown after two people were reportedly stabbed in its grounds. Pictured: Forensic officers were at the scene late into the night

University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock has been placed under lockdown after two people were reportedly stabbed in its grounds. Pictured: Forensic officers were at the scene late into the night

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.

‘I would like to reassure people there is no wider threat to the community. Officers will be on patrol and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.’

Tributes poured in for the dead mother and daughter, with a relative saying: ”I’m totally broken my God man this cannot be happening.

‘We argued like all the time but you’re my only sister, my first niece. Please man tell me I’m dreaming, no way man.’

Another male family member posted: ‘Honestly can’t even put into words how I’m feeling.

‘Absolutely devastated to say the least got the worst news of my life yesterday I just can’t take it in.

‘I’ve lost wee cousin, my childhood best friend, my wee sister and my saviour all in one!!

‘She was the most loving caring person in this world, and never had a smile off her face! You’re gonna be one missed girl Nicole.

‘Best lassie to walk this planet without a doubt, my wee go too is gone I’ll make sure your memory is never forgotten and look after your little sisters for you and your mum, love you forever and a day beautiful.’

Mother Emma Robertson was found injured in the car park of University Hospital Crosshouse, near Kilmarnock but she died at the scene. Her daughter, left, died a short time later

Mother Emma Robertson was found injured in the car park of University Hospital Crosshouse, near Kilmarnock but she died at the scene. Her daughter, left, died a short time later 

In a second incident 20 minutes later in Kilmarnock, Ms Anderson, 24, was stabbed

In a second incident 20 minutes later in Kilmarnock, Ms Anderson, 24, was stabbed

In a second incident 20 minutes later in Kilmarnock, Ms Anderson, 24, was stabbed

A friend wrote: ‘I’m so sorry. She was the most amazing lassie I knew, thoughts to all your family I’m heartbroken.’

Another said: ‘Thinking of you, my heart is broken for you all. RIP Nicole, she was smiling.’

One posted: ‘Nicole was a great girl and she will be sorely missed.’

And one added: ‘I’ve known Nicole for years, such a beautiful girl. I’m so in shock. I’m sending all my love and hugs. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.’

NHS Ayrshire and Arran said last night ambulances had been diverted to University Hospital Ayr.

A witness at the hospital told the Daily Record: ‘I was picking someone up when a member of medical staff was stabbed. The whole place is on lockdown.

‘Armed police are there and they’re sending everyone away from the area.’

Another witness told Ayrshire Live: ‘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.

‘It looks like an officer is standing guard outside the A&E department at the hospital. I’ve lived round here for a while and never seen anything like this.’ 

Dozens of police cars and ambulances from other hospitals rushed to the scene following reports of a nurse being stabbed in the grounds of the hospital

Dozens of police cars and ambulances from other hospitals rushed to the scene following reports of a nurse being stabbed in the grounds of the hospital

Minutes later officers rush to another incident underneath a viaduct on Portland Street in the centre of the town. This incident reportedly involved a stabbing

Minutes later officers rush to another incident underneath a viaduct on Portland Street in the centre of the town. This incident reportedly involved a stabbing 

Dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles have surrounded University Hospital Crosshouse near Kilmarnock after being called to a 'serious incident'

Dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles have surrounded University Hospital Crosshouse near Kilmarnock after being called to a ‘serious incident’

Police Scotland said last night: ‘Currently dealing with three potentially linked incidents in the Kilmarnock area.

‘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.

‘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.’

East Ayrshire Council tweeted this morning: ‘We know our communities will be shocked & saddened by these events, but we wish to reassure them that there is no risk to the general public at this time & we are supporting our colleagues in NHS Ayrshire & Arran & police wherever we can.’

Scotland’s Justice Minister Humza Yousaf posted a tweet about the incident urging people to avoid the area last night.

He said: ‘Please listen to Police instructions and avoid both Crosshouse Hospital & Portland St in Kilmarnock. Police are attending a v serious incident.’

Armed police were patrolling the grounds of the hospital, while forensic officers worked through the night to collect evidence from the scene.

Crawford McGuffie, NHS Ayrshire and Arran medical director, said: ‘NHS Ayrshire and Arran is aware of an incident in the grounds of University Hospital Crosshouse.

‘As a result, the hospital has been under lockdown, and ambulances diverted to University Hospital Ayr.

Portland Street in the centre of Kilmarnock remains closed off. Harrowing footage circulating online shows an emergency worker attempting to resuscitate someone in the road

Portland Street in the centre of Kilmarnock remains closed off. Harrowing footage circulating online shows an emergency worker attempting to resuscitate someone in the road 

It is unclear if the incidents are connected, however they are not being treated as 'terrorist-related'

It is unclear if the incidents are connected, however they are not being treated as ‘terrorist-related’

Reports on social media suggest there may have been a stabbing

Reports on social media suggest there may have been a stabbing

‘We are assisting Police Scotland with their investigations, and to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

‘As this is a Police Scotland incident, we are unable to comment any further at this time.’ Police urged people to avoid the area.

Ayrshire Police tweeted: ‘Officers in Kilmarnock are currently dealing with two serious incidents in the town at this time, one at Crosshouse Hospital and a second in Portland Street.’

It added: ‘These areas are cordoned off and the public are asked to avoid them at this time.’

The incident comes as staff at the hospital continue to treat patients, including people with Covid-19 amid the pandemic.

In January, an A&E doctor warned staff workloads had doubled as they battled the effects of the virus.

The medic had said: ‘Staff are probably having to do more work than they normally do, and that’s translated throughout the entire hospital.’That same month, Nicola Sturgeon said hospitals in Ayrshire and Arran were at 96 per cent capacity as she announced a new lockdown.



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