Hospital under lockdown after two ‘serious incidents’ in Kilmarnock

There is on ongoing developing breaking news incident as a hospital in Kilmarnock has been placed under lockdown.

Police have described the incident as “serious” and have placed another street in the area on lockdown.

Ayrshire Police confirmed there was an ongoing incident at Crosshouse Hospital and a second incident at Portland Street.

Members of the public have been urged to stay away at this time.

Officers said on Twitter: “These areas are cordoned off and the public are asked to avoid them at this time.”

In a statement, Crawford McGuffie, medical director at NHS Ayrshire and Arran, said:

“NHS Ayrshire and Arran is aware of an incident in the grounds of University Hospital

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

“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.”