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Post  interested on Sun 12 Oct - 1:00

The article has been posted online  www.express.co.uk  It was written by James Murray

The article contains messages which were sent to Brenda after she was outed.  One of the attacks "was so disgusting it is unsuitable for publication."

Sorry, I can't post the article but hopefully someone more talented can do so.  Thanks in advance.

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Post  jinvta on Sun 12 Oct - 3:08

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/169572/Mccann-troll-Brenda-Leyland-driven-to-suicide-after-twitter-death-threats


McCann troll Brenda ­Leyland driven to suicide by twitter death threats

DEATH threats were allegedly sent to the woman found dead in a hotel just after she was publicly accused of trolling Kate and Gerry McCann over their missing child Madeleine.

By: James Murray
Published: Sun, October 12, 2014

Ms Leyland was confronted by Sky News over McCann twitter abuse [REX]

In tragic irony, the hate messages directed at lonely divorcee Brenda ­Leyland were tweeted by someone who aggressively defended the McCanns on the internet.

The Sunday Express has passed on the five disgraceful messages to Leicestershire Police who are preparing a report for the coroner over the unexplained death of mother-of-two Ms Leyland, 63.

They were sent on Friday, October 3, from someone calling themselves Rainne and addressed directly to Ms Leyland’s Twitter account, @sweepyface.

The following day her body was found at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester where she had fled to after being identified as the sender of tweets expressing her views on the Madeleine mystery.

Today we can disclose some of the appalling comments sent to her. The first states: “Hoping you get beaten so bad you beg for mercy, only to have gasoline thrown on you and set ablaze.”

The next adds: “You have reached the end of your torturing campaign against the McCann family, understand.”

The third message is a direct threat against her life with the sadistic author stating: “Death is waiting and watching for u @sweepyface..Do you feel it????”

The next attack was so disgusting it is unsuitable for publication.

The last message states: “Sweepyface, we’re coming for you. Do you feel us?? The decent kind folk who pray for this family and their sad loss. You go to hell *****.”

Police are trying to establish the details of the sick pro-McCann troll, who may face prosecution, and discover whether Ms Leyland read the messages and if she discussed them with any family or friends prior to her death. A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “We are investigating the circumstances around the death. If any offences are disclosed, we will investigate appropriately.”

There is no suggestion that Kate and Gerry McCann or any members of their wider family know Ms Leyland’s troll.

Ms Leyland was confronted about her Twitter comments about the McCanns by Sky News, which revealed that Scotland Yard detectives on the Operation Grange squad were examining a so-called dossier of anti-McCann trolls.

She was not named in the report and crime reporter Martin Brunt did not say she lived at Burton Overy, a village just 15 miles from the McCanns’ home in Rothley, Leicestershire. However, her identity quickly became known.

After the report Gerry McCann told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Clearly something needs to be done about the abuse on the internet. I think we probably need more people to be charged. We do not have any significant presence on social media or online and I’ve got grave concerns about our children as they grow up and start to access the internet.

“I’m glad to see the law around this area has been reviewed. We need to make examples of people who are causing damage.”

A friend of Ms Leyland said she “couldn’t live with herself” after being outed and feared going to jail.

I’ll really miss her, yes she was eccentric and opinionated but she was flamboyant and fun too

The neighbour, who had been due to accompany university-educated churchgoer Ms Leyland to a harvest festival the day after her death, said: “We never dreamed she was trolling the McCanns. That was very wrong.

“Brenda was a proud, very bright, articulate and upstanding lady and the thought of a prosecution and a prison sentence hanging over her would have devastated her. Sadly she couldn’t live with herself.

“I’ll really miss her, yes she was eccentric and opinionated but she was flamboyant and fun too.”

Today we can reveal fresh momentum in the investigation to find out what ­happened to Madeleine, who vanished from a holiday home in Praia da Luz in Portugal in May 2007.

Scotland Yard detectives are due to fly to Portugal tomorrow for a meeting with Portuguese officers and possibly Ines Sequiera, the new prosecutor for the case, who is reported to be “utterly determined” to crack it.

They want their Portuguese counterparts to interview three of seven suspects for a second time and search their homes.

McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell, responding to alleged online death threats against Brenda Leyland, said yesterday: “We will not be commenting. It is a matter for the coroner.”

A source close to Kate and Gerry said: “Abuse online seems to go in either direction but it has nothing to do with Kate and Gerry. They do not encourage or condone anything online. People seem to say anything they want.”

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Post  jinvta on Sun 12 Oct - 6:38

Timeline of events leading to Brenda Leyand's suicide:

Wed, 1 Oct: Media reports that a dossier of twitter and internet trolls has been handed to police

Thu, 2 Oct: Martin Brunt confronts Brenda Leyland on live tv outing her as one of the twitter trolls, implying that she made death threats to the McCanns

Fri, 3 Oct: @Rainne makes death threats to Brenda via Twitter

Sat, 4 Oct: Brenda is found dead in a hotel, suicide is suspected


All of these events are linked. It appears that had any of the above events not occurred, Brenda would likely still be with us today. Here are some major questions to be asked:

1. When was the dossier handed to the police?

2. Who handed the dossier to the police?

3. Who reported the handing of the dossier to police to the media and why?

4. Was anyone else also given a copy of the dossier?

5. How did Brunt get Brenda's identity? Was it through legal means? Why Brenda, as she made no direct threats to the McCanns?

6. Will @Rainne's death threats be investigated by Brunt with the same vigor that he hounded Brenda Leyland? Or will he leave the matter to police, as should have done in the first instance?





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Post  princess_leia on Sun 12 Oct - 7:25

was she a pro McCann troll though? I thought she was just generally unhinged?

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Post  almostgothic on Sun 12 Oct - 9:17

princess_leia wrote:was she a pro McCann troll though? I thought she was just generally unhinged?

You've raised a good point.
Because at first glance, this article seems like an improvement on all the recent disgusting headlines.
But this troll appears to be a rabid nutter from Hawaii with no apparent (as yet) connection to the hard core pro McCann lobby which has been compiling the dossier systematically on a long term basis.
Therefore this piece, to me at least, reads like an attempt at distraction - 'don't look close to home, look at Hawaii'.

And note the final paragraph:

A source close to Kate and Gerry said: “Abuse online seems to go in either direction but it has nothing to do with Kate and Gerry. They do not encourage or condone anything online. People seem to say anything they want.”

That's Clarrie and the McCanns already trying to distance themselves from their fanatical Useful Idiots.
This means that they, despite all their poisonous 24/7 attacks on the sceptics on behalf of the McCanns, will be thrown under the bus.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 12 Oct - 9:27

The McCanns should have spoken publicly years ago to condemn the filth that the gutter element of their supporters comes out with.

Some comments defending Brenda and criticising the media coverage have been allowed, but it remains to be seen how long they stay.

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Post  tanszi on Sun 12 Oct - 11:51

the comments are still there and they should stay there imo it is really interesting that Sir BHH referred people to the PJ files. I wonder how many will read them now.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sun 12 Oct - 14:14

almostgothic wrote:
princess_leia wrote:was she a pro McCann troll though? I thought she was just generally unhinged?

You've raised a good point.
Because at first glance, this article seems like an improvement on all the recent disgusting headlines.
But this troll appears to be a rabid nutter from Hawaii with no apparent (as yet) connection to the hard core pro McCann lobby which has been compiling the dossier systematically on a long term basis.
Therefore this piece, to me at least, reads like an attempt at distraction - 'don't look close to home, look at Hawaii'.

And note the final paragraph:

A source close to Kate and Gerry said: “Abuse online seems to go in either direction but it has nothing to do with Kate and Gerry. They do not encourage or condone anything online. People seem to say anything they want.”

That's Clarrie and the McCanns already trying to distance themselves from their fanatical Useful Idiots.
This means that they, despite all their poisonous 24/7 attacks on the sceptics on behalf of the McCanns, will be thrown under the bus.

As far as I am aware, that's the first time the McCanns have spoken out against the obnoxious people who support them. I am quite sure that the McCanns knew what those people were doing. In a radio interview, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said that the dossier, that identified Brenda, was handed to the police by "the family," assuming I guess that everyone knew which family. So, if Kate and Gerry had the dossier, who gave it to them?

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Post  kitti on Sun 12 Oct - 15:07

There friends at wrighting the wrongs....the Facebook is always referring to their 'friends' there.


I've put this on another thread...we should have a Brenda Leyland day on twitter and tweet Carole Malone with this...your one feked up bitch...is that what she called Brenda?

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Post  Guest on Sun 12 Oct - 15:20

She was neither a troll nor unhinged.
And there's now twitter evidence that she was being stalked by members of STM - who DO have proven links to the McCanns - as far back as February.
But don't worry. It's all been put in another "dossier" and passed on to the Coroner.

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Post  princess_leia on Sun 12 Oct - 16:53

Iris wrote:She was neither a troll nor unhinged.
And there's now twitter evidence that she was being stalked by members of STM - who DO have proven links to the McCanns - as far back as February.
But don't worry.   It's all been put in another "dossier" and passed on to the Coroner.

Well, that is interesting!

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Post  tanszi on Sun 12 Oct - 17:17

oh gosh I do hope so I would not know where to start but whoever did this dossier for Brenda s coroner gets a huge Thank you from me

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Post  Guest on Sun 12 Oct - 17:58

Oh it gets worse. Her son and DIL, who have zero connection to any of sweepyface's activities and live in the USA, were also being stalked by the same group of nutters. Now it turns out the son is not a musician, as reported at first, but a lawyer. Looks like interesting times ahead.

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Post  tanszi on Sun 12 Oct - 18:15

oh yes very interesting times ahead.

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Post  Guest on Sun 12 Oct - 19:24

And Carsehole Malone has just dug the hole even deeper. If poor Sweepyface was dead "long before" that piece of sh1t was published - as the fecked up bitch claims - why go on and publish it at all? Why not pull it?

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Post  Guest on Sun 12 Oct - 19:43

Iris wrote:And Carsehole Malone has just dug the hole even deeper.   If poor Sweepyface was dead "long before" that piece of sh1t was published - as the fecked up bitch claims - why go on and publish it at all? Why not pull it?

hiya. let's go for it. you know you want to.  


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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 12 Oct - 19:56

It wasn't publicly known that Brenda had died until last Sunday evening, long after the article was published.

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Post  margaret on Sun 12 Oct - 20:47

Iris wrote:Oh it gets worse.   Her son and DIL, who have zero connection to any of sweepyface's activities  and live in the USA,  were also being stalked by the same group of nutters.  Now it turns out the son is not a musician,  as reported at first,  but a lawyer.   Looks like interesting times ahead.

Oh my days, in the circumstances that is wonderful news.

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Post  weissnicht on Tue 14 Oct - 9:54

Woah! I hope the police is informed about this.

https://twitter.com/B_balou/status/521764220791427073/photo/1

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Post  almostgothic on Tue 14 Oct - 12:00

weissnicht wrote:Woah! I hope the police is informed about this.

https://twitter.com/B_balou/status/521764220791427073/photo/1

Thanks, weiss.
A case of premature ejaculation by Nessling (Vee8). He just couldn't stop himself, could he?

Note the date on that post - Sept 7th - four days before the Summers and Swan book launch.

It's a given that he would know about the book, because STM is where Summers and Swan got all their 'haters' crap from.
But he also KNEW in advance about the Sky Scum documentary.
He KNEW about the Brunt stunt - 'some of you will be named and shamed' - which hints that other doorsteppings would follow Brenda's.
All of this suggests that STM were (and probably still are) in ongoing contact with one or more of the main players (ie Summers, Swan, Gamble, Brunt). How else would he KNOW?

This whack job was right about one thing though:

"This is going to be a spectacular mess."

Quite.
But not in the way it was intended.
All the sh*t is now being flung back in the direction of all the conspirators.
ALL of them.

Btw - this is from an STM cached page. This post, along with reams of STM filth has now been deleted - a sure sign of cowardice and guilt.
But no worries - this post, along with many others from the vicious, McCann-supporting lunatics, is being sent to the coroner.



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Post  tanszi on Tue 14 Oct - 12:25

you are a star.

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Post  almostgothic on Tue 14 Oct - 12:35

Tanszi - perhaps I should have explained further - the compiling of evidence for the coroner is being done by the good folk on Twitter (and possibly elsewhere too).
They are the stars!

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Post  tanszi on Tue 14 Oct - 13:07

I agree but you are also letting us know what is happening and the action people are taking to get to the root of this otherwise some of us would not know what was happening, again I wouldn't know where to start to collate information on twitter or now defunct and wiped clean blogs and websites.

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Post  almostgothic on Tue 14 Oct - 13:22

Thanks, tanszi.

Here is #mccann on Twitter - I keep it on a tab when I'm online, especially during times when there's news or other important stuff going on:

https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23mccann&src=typd

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Post  kitti on Wed 15 Oct - 7:50

I just can't get over the fact that Martin brunt hasn't even apologised or sky news hasn't even apologised on his behalf.

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