‘Girl punched’ and police on the scene as Edinburgh ball ends in carnage

The police and an ambulance were called to the venue


A charity ball put on by students ended in chaos last night after a male student punched a female partygoer.

The incident took place after an ambulance had already been called to the venue, Ghillie Dhu, to aid someone else for being excessively drunk.

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An attendee at the ball said: “The night was ending weirdly anyway as the drunk girl who needed the ambulance was screaming. It suddenly got aggressive though when a drunk guy punched a girl on the right hand side of her neck.

“She didn’t fall, but her friends and a bouncer rushed to help her and some guys tried to wrestle the drunk puncher away. As they were getting him away, a light just outside the venue’s door was broken. The bouncer got her an ice pack whilst someone else called the police.”

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The broken light

Police Scotland could not yet confirm if anyone was arrested but they told The Tab: “At 23:25 on Monday 28th November 2016, Police received a report of a disturbance, at the Ghillie Dhu at Rutland Place, Edinburgh. Police attended and enquiries are ongoing.”

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The venue itself told The Tab: “We can confirm that the police were called to an incident and that there was smashed glass left afterwards.”