Brenda Leyland - Hounded to death by McCann supporters, Sky News and Martin Brunt

Brenda Leyland was doorstepped on 2 October 2014 by Sky reporter Martin Brunt who accused her of 'attacking' the McCanns. On Friday the mainstream press attacked Brenda without mercy. The next day she was found dead in a Leicester hotel room having, apparently, taken her own life.

Why did Sky News and Martin Brunt get away with this?


Who added data to Gonçalo Amaral's Gofundme Legal Defence page (which has now raised over £50k) and is it preventing Google searches?

Posted by HiDeHo on the CMOMM forum:

Has SOMEONE (Google?) added data to the GoFundMe page to prevent successful searches for Gonçalo Amaral FUND page?
Upon checking the view source page there is added data that does not show in a random Gofundme page as can be seen in the graphic. ''

Could this be to prevent people searching for the fund on Google and if so...WHY??

Read more about it here:

Sonia Poulton: "The Untold Story of Madeleine McCann"


I chose this particular clip for the trailer because it is the most frequently repeated comment I have heard since I started researching this story.
People, no matter how sympathetic, struggle to understand why Kate McCann did not comply with the Portuguese Police questions.
Kate and Gerry McCann benefit from excellent media relations and enjoy extensive coverage, however journalists and TV presenters have failed to confront the many inconsistencies. And no one has directly asked them the question in this trailer.
In the interests of transparency, I believe this is a fair question to ask Kate McCann. The public have contributed millions of pounds to the search for her daughter - and continue to - and at a time of global austerity and when one child goes missing every five minutes.
Sonia Poulton


“Neither her parents or any of the members of the group that were with her are either persons of interest or suspects” ~DCI Andy Redwood, Operation Grange

Since the disappearance of Madeleine Beth McCann during a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007, the three-year-old from Leicester in England has become the most famous missing child on earth.

Her parents, Doctors Kate and Gerry McCann - and their seven holidaying companions, the tabloid-named 'Tapas 7' – told the world’s media that Madeleine had been abducted after she, and the other young children in the party, had been left unattended in their apartments as the adults dined elsewhere at their Algarve holiday complex.

Despite unprecedented global support to find her, Madeleine has not been found since. No one has been charged with her disappearance.

Journalist and broadcaster Sonia Poulton, fascinated by the case from the beginning, has repeatedly questioned the ‘official version of events’. As indeed had many of her media colleagues - although none of them publicly.

To do so, she had been told on several occasions, was ‘career suicide’.

So it was that Poulton, and a small trusted team, independently-financed and have spent the last year filming 'The Untold Story of Madeleine McCann - A War of Information'.

An evidence-based documentary prompted by the death of Brenda Leyland in October 2014.

Leyland, a 63-year-old divorcee who lived just 15 minutes drive from the McCann’s Leicester home but was not known to have met the family, was an avid Internet commentator on the subject of Madeleine’s disappearance.

Brenda Leyland was door-stepped in a special ‘McCann’ report by Sky News and this event was beamed nationally and internationally on the morning of October 2nd, 2014 where she was dubbed a ‘McCann Troll’ and her life, and that of her family, changed forever.

But what was her crime? And why had this intelligent, passionate woman apparently felt driven to suicide in a Leicester hotel two days later?

Poulton, having studied Brenda Leyland’s tweets, realised that far from being a ‘troll’ Leyland was someone who asked many of the same questions that she had already asked regarding Madeleine McCann.

Brenda’s death was a turning point for Poulton and she decided it was time to speak out. She recorded a short message to YouTube expressing her sympathy with Brenda Leyland and supporting her right to free speech.

The response to this impromptu YouTube made it clear that she was far from alone in this stance.

She discovered tens of thousands of people, from all over the world, congregating on the Internet and questioning the story of Madeleine McCann and whether it was an extraordinary cover up involving the British Government and legal, judicial, medical and media establishments.

The film includes expert testimony from those who have studied the case as well as encounters with the people at the very heart of the story.

No exceptions, no exclusions. In the famed words of Kate and Gerry McCann ‘Leaving no stone unturned’.

This documentary explores the disappearance and subsequent events of the case.

It is a story, as Poulton discovered, that is about more than the disappearance of a child, as tragically sad as that event is.

It is a tale of media censorship, numerous lawsuits and widespread gagging and it draws together friends in high places, social inequality, celebrity endorsement and saving reputations.

Sensitive to Operation Grange, the ongoing police investigation, Poulton is careful only to address the known anomalies that have arisen since Madeleine’s reported disappearance - and have been in the public domain for a number of years.

Some of these questions arising from the Portuguese Police files which were made public in 2008. Others, still, as a consequence of the actions of Kate and Gerry McCann and the people involved in the Find Madeleine campaign.

Numerous inconsistencies that have remained unreported and unaddressed in the many media interviews that Kate and Gerry McCann grant as they increasingly make their mark in public life.

Kate as an Ambassador for the charity Missing People and Gerry as an outspoken critic of the media and spokesman for the high profile pressure group into press freedom, Hacked Off.

Poulton set out to separate fact from fiction and gain clarity from the tsunami of information about the most famous missing child on earth.

‘The Untold Story of Madeleine McCann – A War of Information’ is the result of that journey.

Discussion on the CMOMM forum:

An angry message today (3 Oct 2015) from the Webmaster of The Find Madeleine Fund

Official Find Madeleine Campaign


This is the last time I will address this issue. Gerry and Kate do not use social media and have asked me to manage the social media accounts for our campaign. If you have questions regarding our social media accounts, please Email me at I will not answer questions directly on social media.

In the past couple of weeks, there has been a concerted effort to get people to stop looking for Madeleine. Some argue the search costs too much, others say it's hopeless. We don't believe the search for Madeleine is hopeless and putting up polls asking if the search should stop is not only crass, it's cruel. How can one put a price on the life of a child?

With that being said, I, and I alone, have made the decision to block ANYONE who thwarts the search for Madeleine via social media--whether that be with running commentary on the investigation, posting negative comments about the search/investigation/cost, or saying Madeleine is a lost cause. We believe Madeleine is alive and we have great faith in The Met.

If you cannot be supportive of the search for Madeleine, please unlike/unfollow our social media pages. We want people who are hopeful and actually care about Madeleine being found supporting us. WE NEED YOUR HELP to find her and we don't want negative comments filling our feeds. I hope all can understand how we need to remain positive and hopeful Madeleine will come home. We need you to be positive and hopeful too. Thank you to ALL who care about Madeleine and want her to be found and reunited with her family. We are extremely grateful for your support!

Disgusted, Rothley, Leics

a.k.a. ~FM Webmaster


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