Herald Scotland : Police believe accident killed spy found in bag

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Police believe accident killed spy found in bag

November 14, 2013

SPY Gareth Williams, whose body was found in a holdall, probably died alone in an accident, police concluded.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt yesterday revealed his team disagree with the conclusion of a coroner last year that the codebreaker was probably killed unlawfully.

Mr Hewitt said the 31-year-old's death was "most ­probably" an accident,

He said: "With the ­conclusion of the ­investigation, the Metropolitan Police's position is that, on balance, it is a more ­probable conclusion that there was no other person present when Gareth died."

Mr Williams's family said they were "naturally disappointed" and said they still believe he was killed.

Mr Williams, originally from Anglesey, was found in the bag in the bath at his flat in Pimlico, central London, on August 23, 2010.

None of his DNA was found on the lock on the bag and his palm prints were not found on the rim of the bath.