Dad was knifeman who ‘stabbed’ ex before killing her daughter

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An NHS worker who was stabbed to death outside the hospital she worked in and her daughter who was killed just minutes later were both attacked by the mum's ex.

Evil Steven Robertson attacked mum-of-four Emma Robertson Coupland in the car park of Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock at around 7.45pm on Thursday, Daily Record reports.

Medics battled to save the 39-year-old but she was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Emma's daughter Nicole Anderson was then also knifed to death by Mr Robertson in nearby Portland Street just 20 minutes later.

Mr Robertson, 40, then died after a car crash on the C50, a road between the B7036 and the A76, at around 8.30pm.

Police Scotland previously said that they were examining whether the three incidents were linked but their enquiries have now concluded that they are.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and say that the relatives of those involved have been informed.

Chief Superintendent Faroque Hussain said: “A number of locations remain cordoned off as officers continue to conduct enquiries.

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“We are working to confirm the full circumstances of what has happened. If anyone has any information which could assist our enquiries, please do contact us.

“Understandably, people will be shocked by what has happened.

“We are still in the process of establishing the full circumstances, however, I would like to reassure people that there is no wider threat to the community.

“Officers will be on patrol and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers."

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Tributes to Emma and Nicole have been flooding in across social media, with one relative writing: "She was the most loving caring person in this world, and never had a smile off her face! You're gonna be one missed girl Nicole.

"Best lassie to walk this planet without a doubt, my wee go too is gone I'll make sure your memory is never forgotten and look after your little sisters for you and your mum, love you forever and a day beautiful."

A friend replied: "Nicole was a great girl and she loved you and the wee man to bits. She will be sorely missed."

In a tribute to Emma, one of her colleagues said: "Heartbroken to hear of the tragic news last night and was hoping I would wake this morning and it wouldn't be true.

"One of the most genuine and caring people I've had the pleasure of working and being friends with."

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