Nursery perv's husband in 'suicide' bid

The husband of a paedophile nursery worker has been rushed to hospital after an apparent suicide attempt.

The husband of a paedophile nursery worker has been rushed to hospital after an apparent suicide attempt.

Andrew George, 41 - married to Vanessa George who admitted a string offences against children last week - was taken to hospital by ambulance yesterday.

Police and paramedics were called to Mr George's home in Efford, Plymouth, at around 11am. He was conscious and breathing but in need of medical attention.

He was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance, where he remained overnight.

Mr George's condition is not believed to be life-threatening and he was recovering at home today.

The father of two, who works as a gas fitter, lives at the semi-detached house in Douglass Road he once shared with the convicted 39-year-old.

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Mr George, understood to have taken a combination of pills and alcohol, told a national newspaper: “What I did yesterday wasn't a serious bid to kill myself but I wanted the authorities to realise I need help too and I achieved my aim.”

Vanessa George pleaded guilty last week to a string of sex offences against young children. At the time of her crimes, she was employed at Little Ted's nursery in Laira, Plymouth.