A TEACHER has been struck off after his Ryder Cup pub celebration turned into a drunken battle with paramedics.

Douglas McDougall fell and hurt himself following a drinking session celebrating Europe's famous 2012 victory over the US.

The chemistry and maths teacher - who has a PhD from Edinburgh University - then abused the ambulance team that attended him.

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Dr McDougall, 58, taught children with additional support needs at Buchanan High, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

Dr McDougall said: "I am repentant for the things I have done and I am deeply ashamed of the way in which I treated those professionals.

"It will stay with me forever."