A CRUEL care home worker who assaulted an elderly woman with dementia resulting in her screaming out and then denied it has been struck off the register.

Edward Curran, was employed by Glasgow City Council when the incident took place at Hawthorn House in Possilpark.

He slapped the elderly woman on the arm and shouted at her to “go and sit down” when she asked if her son was coming to visit. His behaviour is said to have shocked a colleague who witnessed the ­assault.

On another occasion, he told the woman, who was not named in the report, that she was “disturbing all the residents” when she inquired again if her son as coming to see her.

The incidents were said to have left the elderly woman upset and distressed.

Curran was convicted of assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court on ­December 18, 2020, and has now been struck off by the Scottish ­Social Services Council (SSSC) ­following a recent hearing.

The SSSC said the two incidents established a pattern of behaviour had given rise to “significant concerns” about the care worker’s professional conduct.

Addressing Curran, the council said: “The behaviour is also very serious.

“You behaved in a verbally and physically aggressive manner towards AA, which caused AA significant distress.

“You have denied the behaviour and as a result you have provided no apology, no regret or insight into your behaviour.

“We consider that members of the public would have concerns about you working with vulnerable ­people.”

Hawthorn House provides residential and day care services for older people in eight units.