OFFICIAL: SPY IN BAG GARETH WILLIAMS DIED DURING KINKY SEX GAME
By Paul Robins | October 29, 2010
THE spy found dead inside a padlocked sports bag suffocated during a sex game, police claimed yesterday.
New evidence revealed spook Gareth Williams got his kicks from being trapped in confined spaces, a fetish known as claustrophilia.
But detectives claim things went wrong when he could not get out.
The brilliant codebreaker’s body lay undiscovered for two weeks in the bathtub of his London flat.
But police believe they have solved the mystery after finding links to weird torture websites on the M16 officer’s laptops.
One called Torture Garden gives advice and tips on bizarre fetishes like claustrophilia.
Its believed Gareth, 31, stripped naked before asking someone to snap a padlock shut on the bag’s zip and leave him to find his own way out.
He was stuck in a semi-foetal position and was soon left struggling to fill his lungs with air.
The spy had taken the padlock key into the bag as his “life line” but because the padlock was on the outside he was unable to reach it.
With little oxygen in the bag, he soon passed out and suffocated. Police are convinced the spook would not have been able to lock it from the inside himself.
But it is believed he may have told the person to leave the flat to add to his sexual fantasy.
Erotic asphyxiation is the deliberate restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal.
Gareth had a small frame and fitted easily in the bag that measures 32 inches by 19.
Detectives are still trying to trace a mystery couple who visited the spy’s flat weeks before he died.
Police have confirmed that tests showed there was no trace of alcohol or drugs in his system.
His flat, in Pimlico, central London, did not appear to have been disturbed before the discovery of his body on August 23.
Police also scotched rumours about his double life as a gay transvestite after women’s clothes were found in his flat.
The cyclist fanatic and maths genius had been recruited by British security bosses after earning a university degree at 17.
He was just days away from completing a one-year secondment to MI6 from GCHQ, Britain’s eavesdropping base in Cheltenham, Glos.
Yesterday a pal said: “What a tragic waste of a brilliant life.”
An inquest will be held next year.