A woman who had purportedly being harassing the
parents of the missing child Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel
room at GrovePark near Leicester. No details of Twitter user Brenda Leyland's death
have been released except that the police claim there are "no suspicious
circumstances", see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-29501646.
In the attached BBC Radio interview psychologist Dr Arthur Cassidy doesn't
think Ms Leyland had the psychological profile of most internet trolls. I'm not
familiar with the content of Ms Leyland's Tweets, but I don't assume that when
they say "targeting internet abuse" etc, it means that literally.
Remember Chris Spivey was arrested in his home in front of his children and
baby granddaughter for "harassment" which just involved writing blog articles,
Perhaps all Ms Leyland was doing was questioning the establishment line on the
subject. The case of Madeleine McCann is extremely mysterious and controversial
and the attitude of Madeleine's mother and father, Kate and Gerry McCann,
indicates that they have some explaining to do. There are an almost
unbelievable anomalies in the official story and the investigative practice
into the girl's supposed kidnapping in May 2007. Richard D Hall has recently
produced a three-hour film and has been delivering some live lectures on the
subject of Madeleine McCann, see here for details: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/richplanet-live-in-london.html.
I'm not yet suggesting that there was necessarily foul play involved in the
death of Brenda Leyland, but it still behooves us to keep an eye on this story
in case any more information comes to light.