17:16 GMT16 June 2021
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    A nurse has been stabbed in the grounds of a hospital in Scotland, triggering a huge manhunt. Ailsa Hospital in Ayr has been put on lockdown.

    Staff and patients were told to lock themselves into wards and offices after the incident on the morning of Thursday, November 22.

    The condition of the female nurse is unknown and nobody else is believed to have been injured.

    Ailsa Hospital cares mainly for elderly patients but has a 52-bed Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit.

    "Around 10.05am on Thursday November 22, police received a report that a woman had been attacked in the grounds of Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr," said a spokesman for Police Scotland.

    "NHS Ayrshire & Arran is aware of an incident in the grounds of Ailsa Hospital this morning.
    "We are assisting Police Scotland with their investigations, and to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors. We are unable to comment any further at this time," said NHS Ayshire and Arran.


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