According to a spokesman for singer Susan Boyle, the 56-year old is “cowering in fear” after a gang of teenagers attacked her.
Up to 15 teenagers were a part of the attack near her Blackburn, West Lothian home. According to sources, the gang has thrown stones at her car while shouting mean things at her. They have even set a piece of paper on fire and thrown it at her, while calling her an “old ugly bitch.”
Boyle, who has Asperger syndrome, is a deliberate target of this gang. Her spokesman has said they will contact the police to ensure her safety.
One witness of the attacks told The Mirror, “We were inside the bus and they were throwing stones, screaming and
“Another time 10-15 of them were surrounding and throwing stuff. They lit a piece of paper and threw it at her face.
“Then I was going inside the Mill Centre, Susan was walking out and they were all standing at the entrance and they said to her: ‘Why don’t you get yourself a pair of glasses you ugly, old b*tch’. It’s horrendous.”
It seems the gang has been doing this to other neighbors as well. One victim said, “While I was waiting at the bus they lobbed a glass bottle at my head. Luckily, it missed – it would have been painful if it had hit me.”
“I’ve called the police 15 times. They’re known to the community. They set the children’s park on fire, they put fireworks through somebody’s door, they threw eggs at a wee girl’s window.”
“They pick on the most vulnerable people. If there is more than one person they won’t do it – because they are too scared. It’s old people, children, mentally ill people. It’s really disgusting.”
One explained: “Since finding fame she has been getting hassle off the youngsters. They go up and down this road. You or I could handle it but with Susan’s condition it makes it harder.
“It seems to come and go with the youngsters. The other neighbours will chase them off if they see anything.”