I've been reading about the sad loss of Brenda Leyland over the last couple of days.
I want to reinforce the fact that so many of you have succinctly pointed out. This woman (who is being vilified in the media as a 'troll') was just one of many who do not believe the McCann version of events. Her tweets were not threatening and couldn't have been directed at the McCanns - they don't have a Twitter account. She simply did not believe their story, yet she was targetted and singled out in the most humiliating and disgusting manner by Martin Brunt and Sky News.
In contrast, the tweets levelled back at Brenda by supporters of the McCanns would take your breath away. I've never come across such vile, disgusting abuse in all of my time on the internet. Any supporters of the family who condone this should hold their heads in shame. And so should the McCanns.
The reason I write anonymously is not because of my opinion or that I'm in some way ashamed. I do so to protect my family and out of fear that my children will have their names and photos published online by the same type of people who created the website and dossier. This has happened over and over to normal people who dare to question what really happened in Praia de Luz. It's pathetic and a gross invasion of privacy and anyone publishing such information should be prosecuted. Like Gerry McCann says "Clearly something needs to be done about the abuse on the internet. I think we probably need more people charged". On this occasion Mr McCann you are not talking shite, you're bang on!
Brenda may be laid to rest, but the circumstances surrounding her death cannot. It must be fully investigated.
Who compiled this dossier?Were they paid to do it?Will they in turn be prosecuted for stalking online?Were the McCanns involved?Did it come under the Media Monitoring tab in the fund accounts?Who fed the information to Sky?And what gave Sky the right to doorstep an innocent woman guilty of nothing other than not believing? The police later confirmed to the BBC that they were not even investigating Brenda Leyland.
I'm sad that Brenda didn't get the answers to her questions, but I sincerely hope that one day the truth will out - with so many of us wanting justice for Madeleine, I'm sure it will. No amount of abuse will stop me seeking the truth and nothing will make me start believing the McCanns and their Sticker Book Story. That group of scummy professionals and deadbeat parents should be held fully accountable for what happened on that holiday. And for once (shock horror) I agree with Katie Hopkins.
Eighty pages of torture and death threats?... Hmm my advice to the McCanns - put it in your NUTTY BOX along with it's authors and move on.
Rest in peace, Brenda.