A man has been charged in connection with alleged stalking offences following a data breach at Crosshouse Hospital.

Last month, we exclusively revealed that a number of women had been contacted following breaches of personal information at Crosshouse Hospital.

And police confirmed that a 31-year-old had been arrested and charged following an investigation.

Those affected by the alleged breach, believed to be mainly women, were notified that information, including their phone numbers and addresses, had been accessed and that the member of staff suspected of breaching their privacy had ‘no legitimate clinical or administrative requirement’.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with stalking and data protection offences. He was released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Dr Alison Graham, Medical Director, said: “The suspected individual is currently excluded from work. We wish to apologise to anyone affected by this.”