Dead GCHQ spy Gareth Williams had stopped UK gun rampage
October 11, 2010
GCHQ spy Gareth Williams helped prevent a Mumbai-style gun rampage in Britain just weeks before he died, according to a Sunday Express source.
The 31-year-old, who lived in Prestbury for ten years, uncovered the plot during a eavesdropping mission in Afghanistan, the paper reported yesterday.
Mr Williams, whose body was found in bag in the bathroom of his rented flat in London, played a key role in intercepting phone calls from British jihadists at a training camp before matching their voice prints to those on a data bank.
He made several trips to Afghanistan as part of a team of GCHQ specialists.
Police have yet to arrest anyone in connection with his death, which remains a mystery.