Father who smacked is struck off

12th May 2000 at 01:00
The North Lanarkshire primary teacher who was convicted of assaulting his daughter by smacking her in a dentist's waiting room on Christmas Eve in 1998 has been struck off the teaching register. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, mmediately announced he would appeal against the decision by the disciplinary committee of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. He has 28 days in which to do so. The committee ruled he was "unfit to remain in the profession".

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