AN Ayr residential child care worker has been struck off, after being convicted of abusing a woman, as well as as kicking, punching and biting police officers.

Jamie Patrick Griffiths was told he was unfit to practice after a hearing by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

In papers released last Friday, the council revealed they would impose a removal order, so he could no longer work in child care.

The hearing was told Griffiths was convicted last December of assaulting a woman and throwing household items at her, under the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm act.

He later assaulted one police officer by kicking, punching and biting him on the body, to his injury.

He also kicked and punched another office and made menacing remarks and threats of sexual violence.

He also failed to inform the SSSC that he had been charged with a number of criminal offences.

The hearing was also told Griffiths had lied to his bosses by taking time off claiming he had to go to hospital

The panel told him: “In light of the above your fitness to practise is impaired because of your misconduct and convictions.

They added: “The public has the right to expect that social service workers will uphold the law and not engage in offending behaviour outside of work which would call into question their suitability to work in social services.

“You were convicted of violent offences against [redacted] and assaulting police officers in the execution of their duty.

“You also made menacing remarks and threats of sexual violence to the police officers and [redacted]. The conviction portrays worrying attitudinal and character concerns about you.

“Any repeat of similar behaviour involving a violent loss of self-control could place users of services and the wider public at significant risk of physical and/or emotional harm.”