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Susan Boyle Attacked by Gang of 15 Youths | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Witnesses have claimed singing sensation Boyle, who suffers from Asperger Syndrome, is being ‘hounded’ by a group of 15 young people who live near her in West Lothian, Scotland.

The gang of mainly boys is said to have thrown a flaming piece of paper at her in one attack and pelted the buses she was riding on with stones in another.

The gang called her an ‘old ugly b****’ at the Mill Centre shopping mall in West Lothian, a witness told the Daily Mail.

They told the paper how they even attacked the bus she was riding on, saying: ‘They were throwing stones, screaming and shouting things.

Neighbors are said to have told the police that the gang of boys, aged 16 to 18, have been intimidating other locals too.

The 56-year-old Scottish singer shot to fame after she stunned the talent show judges with her cover of I Dreamed A Dream back in 2009.

Boyle became one of the reality show’s greatest successes after releasing her debut album I Dreamed A Dream becoming the UK’s fastest-selling debut album of all time. She has since released five more albums, all of which have made the top 20.

Asperger’s is a form of autism which typically means people with the condition struggle with their emotions and have difficulty in social situations, often unable to pick up on non-verbal cues.