A SENIOR nurse who forcibly pulled an 88-year -old dementia patient along the floor in front of shocked onlookers has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Steven Campbell, 50, pulled Jessie Colquhoun - who also suffered from a heart condition and arthritis - down the corridor of Gartnavel Hospital then into her room.

Shocked sisters Claire Wright and Debbie McGrath were visiting their grandmother when they witnessed the incident on October 18, 2017.

Miss Wright was so distressed she later phoned the care commission to report what she saw.

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Campbell denied grabbing Jessie and forcibly pulling her along the floor and claimed she had been aggressive and that she put herself on to the floor and he and a colleague controlled that movement.

He claimed he put his hands on her calves and swivelled her then slid her into her room.

In evidence the sisters told how Campbell allowed them to do their grandmother’s hair out of visiting times, which they were happy with.

Miss Wright, 33, told that while she was drying her grandmother’s hair in a room in Gartnavel hospital when she saw Campbell holding the woman by the ankles.

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Procurator fiscal depute Angus Crawford asked Miss Wright what she saw.

She fought tears and replied: “I saw Steven pulling a woman along the floor by the feet.”

Convicting him after a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court sheriff Mary McCrory said: “I find the evidence of Claire White and Debbie McGrath clear, convincing and utterly compelling.”

She also dismissed Campbell’s evidence as “untruthful”.

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On Thursday she handed him a community payback order with the conditions he must carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

He will also be tagged for three months and cannot leave his address between 7pm and 7am.