Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle has reportedly become the victim of sustained abuse from a gang of up to 15.
The Scottish singer who’s diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome has been subjected to verbal and physical abuse according to witnesses who say she’s been deliberately targeted.
A group of teens have hurled verbal insults, thrown stones at Boyle was on a bus. While on another occasion she was surrounded and pelted with paper which had been set alight, according to The Mirror.
A witness said:
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.
The singer isn’t the only person to have fallen victim of the repeated verbal and physical assaults in West Lothian, Scotland.
Another victim recalled:
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. I’ve had to speak to victim support, I’ve had to call helplines because I’ve felt suicidal.
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.
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