A support worker who pushed his partner onto a bed and held a pillow over her head has been struck off the care register.
Scott Campbell also held a duvet over the woman’s head during the attack and tried to stop her from leaving the bedroom.
The assault occurred in Elgin, Moray, back in March 2019.
Campbell was sentenced to supervision and unpaid work that June, but found himself back in the dock last summer for repeatedly breaching his bail conditions
In response to his behaviour, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) found his fitness to practise impaired.
In a written ruling published this month, the watchdog said: “You have been convicted of crimes of violence and threatening behaviour.
“This calls into question your suitability to work in social services as it demonstrates that you are willing to place other people at risk of harm and indicates a loss of self-control.”
The SSSC stated that Campbell’s breach of bail conditions showed that he was “not reliable and dependable” and had a “disregard for the law and the legal process”.
The watchdog added: “Your repeated violent, abusive and threatening behaviours demonstrate persistent contempt for the safety, rights and dignity of others and are examples of behaviours which are fundamentally incompatible with professional registration.”
Campbell, who did not engage with the SSSC, failed to show any awareness, remorse or insight into his behaviour.
In conclusion, the watchdog said a removal order was the “most appropriate sanction” to maintain the “continuing trust and confidence in the social service profession and the SSSC as the regulator of the profession”.
The removal order came into effect on February 10.