A nurse has made Scottish legal history after winning the right to return to work.

Ellen Agnes Murray was struck off last year after she wrongly told a man he had cancer and took an insect into an operating theatre.

Despite making such ­serious mistakes, Ms Murray this week had her striking off order reversed and replaced with a period of suspension. The move by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) means Ms Murray could be free next year to apply for hospital jobs.

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The U-turn is the first in Scotland since a controversial ruling by the High Court in London that stopped the NMC striking off nurses for incompetence.