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'Twitter troll' Brenda Leyland found dead in Leicestershire hotel room after being accused of targeting Madeleine McCann's parents, Kate and Gerry



Original Source: Leicester Mercury Sunday October 2014
By Yasmin_Duffin  |  Posted: October 05, 2014

Brenda Leyland, 63, was found dead in a Leicestershire hotel on Saturday afternoon


Brenda Leyland, the woman accused of targeting the parents of missing Madeleine McCann in abusive Twitter messages, has been found dead in a Leicestershire hotel room.


The body of the 63-year-old, of Burton Overy, was discovered yesterday afternoon, at the Marriott Hotel, in Enderby.


A spokesman said: "Police were called at 1.45pm on Saturday, October 4, to a report of a body of a woman in a hotel room in Smith Way, Grove Park, in Enderby.


"Officers have attended the scene and a file is being prepared for the coroner. Identification of the deceased is a matter for the coroner.


"The death is not being treated as suspicious."


A spokeswoman for the Marriott said: "We are very sad to confirm the death of a guest at the Leicester Marriott Hotel and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the deceased.


"As this is a police matter and an investigation is underway, we are unable to comment further and enquiries should be directed to the police."


Her death comes after Ms Leyland was confronted by Sky News, which claimed she was one of dozens of so-called trolls - people who post abusive messages online - targeting Kate and Gerry McCann, of Rothley.


On Thursday, Sky News reporter Martin Brunt visited Ms Leyland’s home and asked her why she was using her Twitter account to attack the McCanns.


The conversation was caught on camera, with Ms Leyland, who apparently used the identity Sweepyface on the social networking website, replying: “I’m entitled to."


Mr Brunt was then filmed telling Ms Leyland that she had been reported to the police, and that Scotland Yard was investigating a dossier of Twitter accounts which had apparently shown abuse against the McCanns.


Ms Leyland, who is believed to be a mother-of-two and who has lived in the village for around 15 years, replied: “That’s fair enough."


Following the accusations, neighbours said they believed Ms Leyland had "fled" the village.


A resident, who did not want to be named, told the Mercury on Friday: "Somebody took a photo of her on Thursday afternoon and then she was gone.


“I haven’t seen her since.”


Ms Leyland's Twitter account was deleted last week.


Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they are examining a number of trolls who have posted threatening messages online about Madeleine McCann, who disappeared while on a family holiday in Portugal, in May, 2007, and targeted at her parents.


Police received a “letter and documentation” last month containing a list of the online abuse.


They are investigating a series of messages, written on Twitter, Facebook, message boards and forums.


The dossier is reported to have been 80 pages long, and to stem back over the past seven years.


It was compiled by members of the public concerned about the abuse.


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