Teenagers were left in tears at a student ball last night after a young man who abused his girlfriend – who later committed suicide – joined the party.
Angus Milligan carried out a campaign of abuse against tragic Aberdeen University student Emily Drouet before she took her own life at her halls of residence last year.
He admitted physically and verbally attacking the 18-year-old, with the last incident taking place just one day before she was found dead.
Milligan, who is a direct descendant of Andrew Carnegie and whose grandfather was one of Scotland’s top judges, was expelled from Aberdeen University shortly afterwards.
Friends of Miss Drouet have been struggling to get over her death and were attending a St Andrews Ball, an annual gathering held at the Ardoe House Hotel, on the outskirts of Aberdeen, last night.
But they were horrified when they noticed Milligan’s name on a seating plan, and their worst fears were realised when he appeared at the event.
The former psychology student posed for photographs wearing a bow tie, while several distressed teenagers avoided going anywhere near him.
The mother of one student said her daughter’s night was ruined as memories of her young friend Miss Drouet’s heartbreaking ordeal came flooding back.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “Some students were crying because of seeing him, it brought back a lot of memories. My daughter phoned me in tears, they are just devastated.
“It is unfortunate that my daughter and her friends have endured this evil boy infiltrating their lives as they try to move on from what has happened.
“I don’t like him being around my daughter and I am gutted this has happened.”
It is understood that the event was not arranged by Aberdeen University, but through a third party.
A Twitter user named Alex Boulter took to social media to express their disapproval, writing: “Angus Milligan at Aberdeen Uni ball despite being kicked out for beating women. Not good.”