POLICE have appealed for dashcam footage in the area of yesterdays attack. 

Officers have explained that anyone with vehicle dashcam footage who may have captured the woman beleived to be responsible to contact them. 

Superintendent of Ayrshire Police Division, Brian Shaw explained: "At this time no-one has been arrested. However, the public should be aware that our extensive enquiries are continuing. Ailsa Hospital remains open to staff and patients as normal today.

"I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who was driving in the area of Ailsa Hospital in Dalmellington Road, Ayr, anytime between 9.30am and 10.30am yesterday and who may have captured the woman on their vehicle's dashcam. Dalmellington Road is a busy road and there would have been a large volume of vehicles passing during these times.

The appeal continues surrounding  community support worker Donna maxwell who was stabbed at Ailsa Hospital  yesterday (Thursday) at around 10am.

The Ayr Advertiser understands that the incident was unprovoked, and that the attacker picked on the worker at random after initially looking for another staff member.

It is believed that Donna made her way back into the building with the knife still lodged in her.

Insiders at the scene explained they had been told to “stay inside” and that the “hospital was on lockdown” after the incident had occurred.

Another individual said: “We were told there had been a serious attack, but we weren’t sure where or what had happened, we were urged to stay inside until further notice.”

Police are  urging anyone with any information to get in contact.

She is described as being around 5'2" to 5'3" in height, slight build and pale complexion. She was wearing a dark woolly hat and a dark jacket.

If you recognise her description or have information about her identity, please call Police Scotland via 101. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Incident 0923 of 22 November 2018 refers.