Scots nurse fighting to keep job after putting pensioner in headlock and attacking police

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A SCOTS nurse is fighting to keep her job after putting a pensioner in a headlock and attacking a police officer whilst in the cells.

Carly Falconer battered her 75-year-old neighbour Anne Laing in the pensioner’s own home in Carronshore, Falkirk last year.

The 31-year-old later attacked a police officer after being taken into custody for the disgusting attack.

Whilst in the cells, Falconer removed her trousers and then soak them in a urine filled toilet before throwing them at the on-duty officer.

She was found guilty to assault and police assault at Falkirk Sheriff Court for the shocking incidents earlier this month.

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Carly Falconer from Twitter

But now, Falconer faces being struck of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register following the horrific assaults.

The NMC revealed that Falconer is being investigated for past convictions but decided to hold these specific allegations in private.

However, charges show that the shamed nurse is also being investigated for being “dishonest” and not giving medication to 20 patients when she should have.

Included in the 26 charges that were made public, the NMC allegations stated that “On 2 December 2018 whilst employed by the Caledonian Court Care Home” Falconer recorded that she “had administered…medication…when you had not.

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Caledonian Court, Larbert

“Your actions…were dishonest in that you sought to create the impression that you had administered medication to one or more of the following patients when you knew that you had not.”

The missing medication included anti-depressant Citalopram and highly addictive opiate Tramadol.

Whilst employed by Newcarron Court Care Home there were also six charges of leaving mid-shift without permission from the senior nurses in charge.

Charges read: “On 4 June 2018 whilst working the night shift as the only staff nurse on the Iona unit, at approximately 10.30pm, you left the unit and did not return for the remainder of your shift in circumstances.

“This was contrary to the instruction you received from the senior nurse, colleague B, that were you not permitted to leave.”

Earlier this month, prosecutor Heather Galbraith told Falkirk Sheriff Court how Falconer had went to her Anne Laing’s home and began “flailing her arms and fists around”.

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Newcarron Court Care Home, Larbert

Falconer was said to be intoxicated and pulled Mrs Laing’s hair and pulling her around – resulting in the OAP hitting her head on a stair post.

She also put the elderly woman in a headlock which caused Mrs Laing to fall over and hit her head again.

The victim sustained swelling to her head, bruising to her forearms, upper arms and wrists and severe bruising to her thigh and knee.

Falconer told the court how she was suffering from alcohol addiction and had experienced a “metamorphosis” since the incident last year.

She was arrested and once at Falkirk Police Station lashed out at PC Courtney Craik again by biting and kicking her.

Falconer covered the cell camera with wet tissues and threw urine-soaked trousers at a police witness when she opened the door.

Sheriff Derek Livingston put Falconer on a tag, 80 hours community service and gave the nurse a 7pm-6am curfew.

She was also ordered placed under social work supervision for two years and attend AA meetings.

The hearing continues.