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Nottinghamshire attack teacher banned from working with vulnerable adults

Peter Harvey
Image caption Harvey was found not guilty of attempted murder

A teacher who assaulted a 14-year-old pupil with a dumbbell has been banned from working with vulnerable adults as well as children.

Peter Harvey, who worked at All Saints Roman Catholic School, in Mansfield, admitted grievous bodily harm after the attack in July 2009.

The 52-year-old was later banned for life by the General Teaching Council.

On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal decided he could not work with vulnerable adults either.

Harvey, 52, lost control and hit the teenager with the 3kg (6.6lb) weight while shouting "die, die, die" after pupils tried to wind him up by calling him "psycho".

He was acquitted of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Nottingham Crown Court in 2010 but admitted the lesser charge of grievous bodily harm.

Harvey was later banned by the Independent Safeguarding Authority, now known as the Disclosure and Barring Service, from working with vulnerable adults or children, which he successful overturned.

On Wednesday, three judges at the Court of Appeal upheld the original decision, ending Harvey's hopes of a career as a charity worker.

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