A NURSE who posed as a doctor to dupe women into sending her naked photographs has been banned from the profession.

Adele Rennie, 28, was jailed last year after she admitted tricking ten victims into bogus romances over a period of five years, while working at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

She has now been struck off the nursing register, following a recent hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Court papers said 'victims endured a significant amount of emotional trauma and embarrassment, which may take some time for them to recover.'

Rennie was released from jail in October after serving 10 months of a two-year sentence that was imposed after a hearing on November 13 last year at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

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She admitted 18 separate offences - including ten counts of stalking - between 2012 and 2017 after targeting women through dating sites and social media using three male aliases.

Her victims included Former Miss Scotland finalist Abbie Draper, 27, who duped while visiting her dying grandad John, 80, on Rennie’s hospital ward.

Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane said Rennie's offences were the 'most astonishing' she had ever heard.

In a statement the NMC said: "Miss Rennie’s actions were significant departures from the standards expected of a registered nurse, and are fundamentally incompatible with Miss Rennie remaining on the register.

"The panel was of the view that the findings in this particular case demonstrate that her actions which gave rise to her convictions and were so serious, that to allow Miss Rennie to continue practising would undermine public confidence in the profession and in the NMC as a regulatory body."