Three people have died after a series of incidents which started outside an East Ayrshire hospital. Two women were stabbed and police were called out to a fatal road crash nearby. Police Scotland said the inquiries carried out so far indicate that the incidents were linked.

The force confirmed it is not looking for anyone else as part of the investigation and that there is no ongoing threat to the public. The attacks are not thought to be terror-related.

The first incident occurred outside Crosshouse University hospital, around 25 miles south of Glasgow. A 39-year-old woman, thought to be a nurse, died in the car park after she was found badly injured at 7.45pm on Thursday.