Update - Kilmarnock deaths - Thursday, 4 February, 2021
Officers have now formally identified the three people who died following incidents in Kilmarnock on Thursday, 4 February, 2021.
Emma Robertson Coupland (39) was fatally injured outside University Hospital Crosshouse around 7.45pm and her daughter, Nicole Anderson (24), was attacked in Portland Street around 20 minutes later. Nicole was taken to hospital where she later died.
Steven Robertson (40) died in a crash on the C50, between the B7036 and A76, shortly afterwards.
Their relatives are aware.
Chief Superintendent Faroque Hussain, Local Policing Commander for Ayrshire Division, said:
"As you can imagine, the families of those involved are absolutely devastated and still coming to terms with what has happened. They have requested that they be allowed to grieve privately at this time.
"The investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths, which are linked, are ongoing. We are not looking for anyone else as part of the inquiry.
"The local community has been very supportive of our enquiries so far but we are still appealing for information, especially dashcam or mobile phone footage from the car park at University Hospital Crosshouse between 7.30pm and 8pm on the Thursday night.
"We’re also eager for anyone who may have been in the Portland Street area between 7.45pm and 8.15pm, and anyone travelling on the A76 between the Bellfield Interchange and Ochiltree between 7.50pm and 8.45pm, to get in touch.”
Please contact police on 101 with any information or submit this directly to officers via the Major Incident Police Portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT21S01-PO1.