Sun : MI6 death cops release CCTV

Monday, September 06, 2010

MI6 death cops release CCTV

By STAFF REPORTER | September 6, 2010

COPS investigating the death of British code-breaker Gareth Williams have today released CCTV footage of him.

Officers hope it will encourage members of the public who may have witnessed his last known movements to contact them.

The 30-year-old MI6 worker's naked decomposing body was found in a holdall in the bath at his flat in Pimlico, Central London, on August 23 after he failed to appear at work for several days.

In the footage, Mr Williams is seen entering Holland Park Underground station at about 3pm on Saturday August 14.

Scotland Yard officers also want to identify a man and a woman, both of Mediterranean appearance, who appear in separate footage shot from the communal entrance of Mr Williams's block of flats.

The pair were let into the block late one evening in June or July.

Mr Williams was days from completing a one-year secondment to the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, in Vauxhall, London.

Police said he had returned from a planned holiday in the United States on Wednesday August 11 and went shopping "on a number of occasions" in the West End and Knightsbridge areas.

On Sunday August 15, he went to a cash machine and then to Harrods before CCTV images show him in Hans Crescent, heading towards Sloane Street, near the Dolce and Gabbana store, at about 2.30pm.

Mr Williams, who was 5ft 7in and of muscular build with short hair, was wearing a red T-shirt, beige trousers and white trainers.

Detective Chief Inspector Jacqueline Sebire, who is leading the inquiry, said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have seen or had contact with Gareth in the period between August 11 and 23 to come forward and speak with us.

"This remains a complex unexplained death inquiry."

A police spokesman said today no drugs, or indications of drug usage, were recovered from Mr Williams's flat.

Police said post-mortem examinations found "no obvious cause of death" and initial indications from toxicology tests showed no trace of any alcohol or routine or recreational drugs.

Testing for other substances continues.