Former Fife dental nurse struck off for lying to protect boyfriend after fatal crash

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
A former dental nurse from Fife has been struck off after lying to cover for her boyfriend following a road incident which led to the death of an elderly woman.

Tiegan Carruthers claimed she was driving when Linda Dunn was struck while crossing a road in Leven in October 2017.

A police investigation proved it was her boyfriend, Gregg Anderson, who was behind the wheel when the 68-year woman was hit.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Now, the General Dental Council (GDC) has removed her name from the register.


Miss Carruthers, from East Wemyss, did not engage in the hearing.

In 2018, she and Anderson appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh to face a number of driving offences.

She was given 225 hours of unpaid work, and put under supervision for two years.Anderson was jailed for six years and banned from driving for seven and a half years.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

During the GDC hearing, it also emerged that Miss Carruthers had also been convicted at Hamilton Sheriff Court for acting in a threatening and abusive manner, - a fact she did not disclose to the council.

Striking her off the register, the GDC said the committee took into account the serious nature of her offending.

It ruled her conduct brought the dental profession into disrepute, The committee considered other dental professionals would find it deplorable.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“There is nothing before the committee to indicate Miss Carruthers has reflected on her convictions or develop her insight.”

The decision on December18 by the Professional Conduct Committee confirmed her registration be suspended immediately.

Thank you for reading this article on our free-to-read website. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

Please consider purchasing a subscription to our print newspaper to help fund our trusted, fact-checked journalism.

Related topics: