Madeleine McCann ‘Troll’ Brenda Leyland Is Dead
SAD news. The woman monstered by the media and on twitter, Brenda Leyland, is dead.
Leyland, who led the news cycle as a Madeleine McCann “troll” had allegedly posted online unpleasant comments about the missing child’s innocent parents.
The 63-year-old was found dead in a Enderby, Leicestershire, hotel room. She had left her home a few days earlier.
A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman says:
“Police were called at 1.42pm on Saturday 4 October to reports of a body of a woman in a hotel room in Smith Way, Grove Park. Officers have attended the scene and a file is being prepared for the coroner.’Identification of the deceased is a matter of the coroner. The death is not being treateed as suspicious.”
What killed her? We don’t know.
It is a sickness that the story of an innocent missing child who vanished split into pro and anti-McCann factions. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
It is wrong that a woman who posted unpleasant messages should lead the national news cycle, be trapped in the media glare with no protection. The police and media are biased. They use the tweeter swho says the ‘wrong things’ to champion their own morals. Mrs Leyland never stood a chance.
It is sad that a woman was “unmasked” on the national news as someone who might have tweeted an offensive thought. Her right to free speech was questioned before police had ever investigated her words for any criminality.
Who made that story so prominent? And why?
Please don’t write in about the McCanns or their missing daughter. We’re not experts. Leave it to the police. We’re interested in freedom of expression and how police and media use a story for their own ends.