A NURSE'S career is in jeopardy after she lost control and had to be restrained in A&E.

Troubled Katherine Lorimer, 48, of Prestwick, overdosed on pills at her former Symington home on July 18.

She became aggressive and launched a tirade of abuse at her partner, Ayr Sheriff Court heard.

Depute fiscal Iain Grey described how Lorimer took the tablets and threatened to kill herself at about 6pm.

She got into her car and swallowed more diazepam.

Her partner Malcolm Balish took the drugs from her and asked how many she had taken but she refused to answer.

Mr Grey said: "The accused then went on to the balcony, put her leg over and said she was going to jump."

Lorimer, of Briarhill Road, then rang NHS 24 and told a worker she was suicidal.

Mr Grey said she was "shouting and swearing" at Mr Balish.

The police turned up and she was taken to A&E.

Mr Grey described her behaviour as "erratic" and "aggressive."

Lawyer Gordon Robson, defending, implored Sheriff Carole Cunninhgham to impose an absolute discharge - were no conviction is registered.

He told the court she had been a nurse for 30 years and the offence was not pre-planned.

He said her problems originated from mental health issues and alcohol.

Sheriff Cunningham deferred sentence for good behaviour.