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Fifteen social workers from South Lanarkshire Council have been given their marching orders for circulating an email featuring a picture of convicted paedophile Gary Glitter "carrying a bag with a child's head superimposed on it", Sky reports.

The council was alerted to the email by a "disgusted" worker. Most of those sacked worked at South Lanarkshire's office in Ruthrglen, near Glasgow, and a spokeswoman confirmed more heads may roll.

She said: "As of today a number of employees across the council have been dismissed and others have received final written warnings over the circulation of the email. The image is one currently circulating throughout the United Kingdom.

"The image is totally inappropriate and represents a gross misuse of council email. A council investigation is continuing and we are working through the disciplinary process." ®

Bootnote

In case you're wondering what all the fuss is about, we reckon the picture in question looks something like this.

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