Care worker drops action

A FORMER employee of a care home where two girls had been staying before they fell to their deaths from a bridge has dropped her claim for unfair dismissal.

Niamh Lafferty, 15, and Georgia Rowe, 14, died after falling more than 100ft from the Erskine Bridge on 4 October, 2009, in an apparent suicide pact. They were both residents at the Good Shepherd Centre in Bishopton, Renfrewshire.

Geraldine McDougall, a former teacher at the centre, was claiming unfair dismissal after being made redundant because of the decline in numbers at the centre following the tragedy.