A PHARMACIST with a string of convictions has failed in a bid for one last chance to prove himself and work in the profession again.
Mr Hafiz Mohammed Noorullah, 37, of Knaresborough Drive, Fartown, was struck off in April, 1998, after a Crimewatch TV programme led to him being caught for receiving stolen computer equipment.
The committee was told that Mr Noorullah had a string of criminal convictions throughout the 1990s, including theft, fraud, driving offences, breach of probation orders and having sex in public.
But after he was stuck off he committed three more offences, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Statutory Committee was told.
They were a breach of a probation order and two motoring offences.
Showing remorse, Mr Noorullah appealed to the committee to be reinstated, apologising for his past behaviour which he described as disgraceful.
Since 1998 Mr Noorullah said he lost his livelihood, his marriage had broken up, he had lost his self- respect, caused his family anguish and let the profession down.
He said he was now a different person.
"I accepted responsibility for my actions. I was well brought up, I should have known better," he said.
"I am ashamed of hearing about the chronology of my life."
Rejecting the application, committee chairman Lord Fraser of Carmyllie QC said: "There have been a number of convictions over the years and you have repeatedly been given another chance, but you have done very real damage to your profession."