Carer hit patient, 90

A carer who ill-treated a 90-year-old patient had sentence deferred until April 11.

First offender Linda McLardie, 49, of Howdenbank, admitted shouting at the elderly man, who has since died, and repeatedly striking him on the nose.

The offence happened on various occasions between June 2012 and August 2013 at Knowesouth Nursing Home, near Jedburgh.