A child care worker with a history of violence has been struck off the register in Scotland after assaulting a member of the public in a hotel.
Andrew Torrance used an unidentified weapon to assault the person at the Star and Garter Hotel, Linlithgow, in January 2010.
He was convicted the following August and fined £400. He resigned from his job as a residential child care worker two months after the conviction.
Torrance did not show any insight into the consequences of his actions, a conduct sub-committee of the Scottish Social Services Council found.
The committee said: “The misconduct is serious and involved violent behaviour. The registrant has a prior history of violent behaviour.
“The sub-committee was concerned that any misconduct may be repeated and was therefore persuaded that removal was the only sanction that provided an adequate safeguard for the safety of the public and service users.”
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