Katie Hopkins Accuses McCanns Of Negligence After Death Of Twitter 'Troll'

06/10/2014 17:07 | Updated 20 May 2015

Katie Hopkins accuses McCanns of negligence after death of Twitter 'troll'

Katie Hopkins has provoked outrage after she used Twitter to accuse Kate and Gerry McCann of negligence over their missing daughter Madeleine.

The controversial Sun columnist tweeted: "How many more must die before the McCann's (sic) accept their negligence is at the heart of all their grief. Enough already."

Her comment – which has been retweeted more than 500 times - followed the death of Brenda Leyland, 63, whose body was found in a Leicestershire hotel four days after she was confronted by a Sky News reporter for sending abusive tweets aimed at the McCanns. Asked why she was using the account to attack the McCanns, she answered: "I'm entitled to do that."

The McCanns' daughter, Madeleine, went missing during a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007. The three year-old disappeared while her parents were eating in a nearby Tapas restaurant but there has never been any evidence of negligence by her parents.

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McCann 'Twitter Troll' Found Dead

After Katie – who has made a career out of making provocative comments – posted her tweet, former Royal correspondent Jennie Bond responded:

But Katie hit back:

On Sunday, Mrs Leyland's son Ben wrote on his Facebook page: "I love you mum and I will miss you forever."

A police spokesman said Mrs Leyland's death was not suspicious.

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