BGT star Susan Boyle was left “cowering in fear” after a gang of up to 15 teenagers attacked her near her home in Blackburn, West Lothian.
- Pelt the vehicles she is riding in with stones
- Shout vile abuse
- Throw flaming paper at her
The 56-year-old singer has been a regular victim of cruel bullying and the abuse is getting so bad that her representatives are said to be considering calling the police to ensure her safety.
Boyle, who has Asperger syndrome, is being deliberately targeted by the thugs who have thrown stones at her car whilst shouting vile abuse at her.
One witness told The Mirror of the attacks: “We were inside the bus and they were throwing stones, screaming and shouting things.
“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.”
Boyle isn’t the only target of the gang, with other neighbours reporting intimidating behaviour to the police.
One shared: “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.”
Boyle shot to fame after coming out second on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.
She still lives in the three-bedroom former council home that she grew up in and neighbours have insisted that they are doing all they can to look out for her following the abuse.
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.”