Daily Post : Funeral for MI6 code breaker from Anglesey

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Funeral for MI6 code breaker from Anglesey

by Dan Beavan, Daily Post | September 22, 2010

THE funeral of MI6 code breaker Gareth Williams, who was found dead in a sports bag in his London flat, will take place this Friday.

The 31-year-old’s unclothed body was found in a holdall in the bathroom of his Pimlico home by police on August 23.

Metropolitan Police are still investigating the "unexplained" death of Mr Williams, who came from Valley on Anglesey.

The family yesterday announced that his funeral will be held at Bethel Chapel in Holyhead on Friday at 1pm. He will then be laid to rest at Ynys Wen Cemetery, Valley.

Mr Williams worked as a communication officer at GCHQ in Cheltenham, but had been living in London after a secondment to the secret intelligence service.

He was due to return to Cheltenham a week after his body was found, after being in London for a year.

The Metropolitan Police have described the inquiry into his death as "complex".

An inquest was opened at Westminster Coroner’s Court earlier this month. It revealed his body was found in a zipped and padlocked red North Face holdall, which was in an empty bath in the en-suite bathroom.

There had been no forced entry into his flat and no property was missing.

Earlier this month the investigating team released CCTV images of Mr Williams, captured on August 14 and 15 in London.

Tributes have been paid locally to the fitness mad MI6 worker who had excelled at school and graduated from Bangor University with a First Class mathematics degree at the age of 19.

Donations in his memory received at the funeral will be given to Llanberis, Aberglaslyn and Ogwen Mountain rescue.