Susan Boyle cops arrest teenage housebreaking suspect

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By Shaun Milne

A suspected teen burglar who helped force superstar Susan Boyle into quitting her Scots home has been arrested by police.

Detectives have spent just over a month probing an incident at Subo’s home in Blackburn on January 26 after the shocked star returned home to Yule Terrace from working in the big smoke only to be confronted by an intruder on her hallway.

Susan – who had been recording a charity single for the Haiti earthquake survivors earlier that day – was left badly shaken by the late night drama, so much so she has been talked into moving to a swanky new pad in London’s super-rich Chelsea.

Initially it had been thought the raider had fled the scene empty handed after being disturbed by Susan returning with a friend.

But it was revealed yesterday that a suspect had been apprehended by local police on what were described as “theft” charges.

Lothian & Borders Police said a 16-year-old youth has been quizzed in connection with the break-in and was subject to a report.

A spokesman confirmed: “A 16-year-old youth has been arrested and charged in connection with a theft that happened at a property in Yule Terrace, Blackburn, on January 26.”

Because of the suspect’s age, a file will be sent to the Children’s Reporter for the area who will then decide whether or not further action is required.

The identity of the sneak thief also cannot be published for legal reasons.

News that someone has been detected in connection with the latest incident will come as a huge relief to Susan who said at the time she had been “shaken” by the incident.

But it was revealed earlier this month that the Britain’s Got Talent star plans now to quit Scotland following the scare and other dramas at her terraced home.

In November a crazed American fan turned up prompting record bosses to appoint a security firm to patrol the area.

Previously she had her own minder after the pebble dashed building was besieged by fans from across the globe and hordes of media.

It was thought Susan still plans to buy her council house because of treasured family memories but will live in London while working.

But after talks with her worried management team at Simon Cowell’s firm SyCo, she accepted that it could be safer to be in London for long periods.

Key to her agreeing to the arrangement was claims she can keep Pebbles, her cat, at the new pad.

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