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

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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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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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