Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Marc Walker | April 25, 2012

A GINGER wig, lipstick and make-up were in bag-death spy Gareth Williams’s flat, an inquest heard yesterday.

A police video also showed £20,000-worth of women’s clothing in the MI6 safe house.

Gareth’s distressed parents Ian and Ellen fled the Coroner’s Court as the clip focused on the padlocked holdall bulging with their son’s body.

Someone else’s DNA was on the zip and lock, the inquest heard.

A newspaper cutting headlined “top five regrets of the dying” was also filmed at the well-kept flat in Pimlico, central London.

Gareth’s pal Sian Jones, 34, said her friend had not been a transvestite. She insisted the women’s clothes, including Stella McCartney and Christian Dior items, were not worn by him.

“I have a lot of gay friends and this is something Gareth was aware of, and I do feel as well that if he was he would have told me,” she said.

Sian, who went to primary school with Gareth, from Anglesey, said they shared “in-depth” chats.

The clothes were likely to have been bought as presents, she said, adding: “He used to buy me a lot of gifts. He bought me a new season top, a Mulberry top, a scarf.” The collection also included 26 pairs of designer shoes in sizes 6 and 6.5, too big for Sian. She said they were probably for his sister Ceri Subbe, 29.

Det Chief Insp Jackie Sebire said all the garb would have “possibly” fitted Gareth, who was on secondment to MI6 from the Government’s GCHQ listening post in Cheltenham, Glos.

She told the Westminster hearing of the DNA samples and said there was no way codebreaker Gareth, 31, had got into the bag himself, adding that a “third party” was responsible.

The officer said she let a counter-terror colleague, who was in contact with MI6, enter the flat, but no-one from the spy agency.

There was no sign of a break-in but a dressing gown and a quilt were on the floor. She said: “I also found it difficult to explain because of his general tidiness.”

The spy’s family lawyer Anthony O’Toole asked why the front door was replaced. She said the original door had been taken for testing.

Another person’s blood was in the communal hallway and two shoe prints were detected in the kitchen.

The hearing continues.