Coroner records verdict of suicide in McCann 'troll' inquest

The Coroner has recorded a verdict of suicide in the death of 63 year-old Brenda Leyland from Burton Overy in Leicestershire.

She was found dead in a hotel room, two days after being confronted on Sky News as an alleged poster of internet hate messages about the parents of Madeleine McCann.

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Inquest resumes into the death of alleged internet troll

Brenda Leyland is confronted by Sky News over online campaign against the McCanns. Credit: Pictures Sky News

The inquest has resumed in Leicester into the death of an alleged internet troll, Brenda Leyland, who was found dead in a hotel room shortly after she had been challenged by a Sky News reported on-air, about her online attacks against the parents of Madeleine McCann.

The inquest has heard toxicology reports on the body of Brenda Leyland indicated she had consumed alcohol and anti-depressants.

The inquest continues.

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