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Baby smuggle bid nurse loses career
7:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014 in News
A nurse who tried to smuggle a baby into the UK from Nigeria has been struck off.
Gladys Effa-Heap, of Waynflete Road in Barton, and husband Dr Simon Heap were each handed 12-month suspended jail terms and told to do unpaid community work last year after admitting to facilitating a breach of the immigration law.
The conviction meant the Nursing and Midwifery Council held a hearing on Friday to determine whether the nurse was fit to practice.
The decision notice read: “The panel considered that the conviction related to a serious crime concerning a vulnerable baby, which without question brought the profession into disrepute and undermined public confidence in the profession.”