UK Wired : Body of MI6 worker Gareth Williams 'locked in bag'

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Body of MI6 worker Gareth Williams 'locked in bag'

September 1, 2010

The body of an MI6 employee found at his flat was padlocked into a sports bag, an inquest has heard.

Gareth Williams, 30, originally from Anglesey, was discovered dead in the bath at his home in Kensington, west London, on 23 August.

A post-mortem was unable to establish how Mr Williams died.

At the opening of the inquest into his death at Westminster Coroner's Court, the coroner revealed the body was locked inside a sports holdall.

Dr Paul Knapman told the hearing that the information he had from the police was that Mr Williams's body was in a large holdall in the bath of an en-suite bathroom of the main bedroom.

The body was discovered when officers broke into the Alderney Street flat after colleagues said Mr Williams had not been seen for at least 10 days.

Police are treating the death as "suspicious and unexplained".

Toxicological tests are being carried out to ascertain whether Mr Williams - described as a "maths genius" - had traces of drugs or alcohol in his system.

The inquest has been adjourned.