JOE [Ireland] : MI6 spy attended drag clubs and collected women's clothes prior to death

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MI6 spy attended drag clubs and collected women's clothes prior to death

December 22, 2010

A British spy, whose naked body was discovered in a sports bag at his London flat in August, had been attending drag clubs and had a £15,000 collection of women’s designer clothing.

Police investigating the death of Gareth Williams, a code breaker for secret service MI6, have released details of his private life in attempt to figure out the baffling case, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The officers involved in the investigation have disclosed details about Mr Williams’ lifestyle; such as his visits to bondage websites and drag clubs, and an expensive collection of women’s designer clothing in small sizes which would have fitted the spy.

Mr Williams’ body was found in a red North Face holdall on 23 August after he failed to turn up to work at MI6’s headquarters at Vauxhall Cross in London.

The decision to release such private information by the police is sure to anger gay rights groups and, of course, be a cause of distress to Mr Williams’ family and friends.

Det Chief Supt Hamish Campbell, the head of Scotland Yard’s murder squad, acknowledged the repercussions which may result by disclosing such information but that solving the case is the aim.

“We are very sure that someone else was in that flat,” Det Chief Supt Campbell said.

“We want to know the circumstances when you would leave somebody in that position, by accident or design.”

The death is being treated as suspicious, rather than murder, by the investigating officers and they have also released e-fits of a Mediterranean couple that visited the flat a few weeks later and let themselves in with a key.