Susan Boyle disturbs intruders at home on Christmas Day
Chart sensation Susan Boyle is at the centre of a security scare after the unassuming star was startled by intruders at 11pm on Christmas night.
The singer took a break from watching TV with her beloved cat Pebbles to make a cuppa – only to discover two strangers standing in her back garden, faces pressed against her kitchen window.
The pair fled when Susan pulled back the curtain to confront them – but the scare has prompted fresh calls for the singer to quit the £80,000 council house where she grew up, situated in the village of Blackburn, West Lothian.
While Susan’s family try to persuade her to move to a home which is more suited to superstar, they have had panic alarms fitted to the property as an interim measure. The alarm will connect to the police and her management team.
Boyle’s brother Gerry told reporters, ‘I hate to think what might have happened if they had broken into the house when she was on her own.’
‘They could have had knives or anything.’
Despite selling four million copies of her debut album I Dreamed A Dream, the 48 year-old has not yet received any royalties and lives on a £200 a week allowance from the record company until her fortune comes through.
Said Gerry, ‘People will think because she is about to become very rich she will have all kinds of valuables scattered around the house.’
‘But the truth is she has nothing worth stealing‘.
Susan is said to be slowly coming around to the idea of moving out of her childhood home and into a bigger property nearby priced at £750,000 to £1million.