03/07/2017 10:06 BST | Updated 03/07/2017 13:24 BST

Susan Boyle Stands Strong After Being Targeted By Local Youths Near Her Home

'Why should I move because of a group of daft laddies?'

Susan Boyle is standing strong after it was revealed she’d been targeted by a group of local youths.

Last month, it was revealed that the ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ singer had been taunted by a gang of teenagers near her home in Blackburn, West Lothian, lit a piece of paper and threw it at her face, as well as throwing stones at a bus she was on.

Speaking to the MailOnline, she insisted: Why would I move out because of a group of teenagers who behave like that? They are bullies who shout and throw things, but it is my home and where I feel safe.

“It’s where I grew up with my mum and dad and it has memories. Why should I move because of a group of daft laddies, who at 15 years old should know to behave better?”

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Susan Boyle

As well as claiming she’d be staying put because she loved the house itself, Susan was full of praise for her neighbours, for always having her back.

She continued: “They are the most beautiful group of people who always look out for me and make sure I am OK.”

Susan has repeatedly spoken out about being bullied as a child, having been told in her early years that she had suffered brain damage at birth.

However, in her later life, this was revealed not to be the case, and she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. 

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