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Police appeal for video after health worker stabbed in hospital car park

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Police searching for a woman who stabbed a health worker in a hospital car park are appealing for potential dashcam footage.

The 42-year-old health worker suffered serious injuries in an attack at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr, on Scotland’s west coast, on Thursday morning.

Police locked the hospital down as they carried out a search of the hospital
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Police placed the hospital on lockdown as they carried out a search

She was taken to Ayr Hospital, which is next door, and her condition is now described as stable.

Superintendent Brian Shaw has said he would like to hear from anyone who was driving in the area of Ailsa Hospital between 9.30am and 10.30am on Thursday “and who may have captured the woman on their vehicle’s dashcam”.

There is a heavy police presence at Ailsa Hospital
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Officers are searching for a female suspect with a slight build and pale complexion

The suspect is described as being of slight build with a pale complexion. She is aged between 30 and 50 and is a few inches above five feet tall, police say.

She was wearing a dark jacket and a dark woolly hat.

A woman was arrested on Thursday over what was described as an unrelated matter, although police said she was “of interest to the inquiry”.

The health worker was attacked at about 10.05am.

Police placed Ailsa Hospital on lockdown as they carried out an “extensive search” of the local area.

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