Saturday, 25 September 2010

Gareth Williams: The Resurrection

Here's a blast from the past!
Gareth Williams - you remember; Welsh bloke, MI6 "spook" found dead in a hold-all, very sad, very strange, keen on cycling.
It was his funeral yesterday - the head of MI6 attended.
The police appear to know so little about Williams that this presents the rather unsettling image of them accosting mourners for information.
Anyway, Mr Williams was back on the front page of The Daily Mail today; 'MI6 spook did NOT die alone: Police certain he was padlocked in bag by someone else'
"The MI6 spy whose naked body was found in a sports bag in his bath could not have died alone, police believe.
"They are now certain he was padlocked into the large holdall by someone else.
"Gareth Williams, 31, who was working on secondment for MI6, was alive when he got into - or was forced into – the bag and died from suffocation.
"There were no injuries on his body to suggest a struggle and police have still not ruled out the possibility that his death was the culmination of a bizarre sex game that went wrong."
Ah yes - I remember reading a story - 'Did dead MI6 spy zip HIMSELF into sports bag in bizarre sex game that went terribly wrong?'.
It was in The Mail On Sunday on September 12.
Back to today's Mail: "We can also reveal that there is no evidence to support claims that Mr Williams was a cross-dresser, that bondage equipment was found at his home, that a laptop was missing from the flat, or that he had reported to spy bosses that he was being followed."
See how many of them you can spot in this single story in The Daily Mail on August 26.
And now? "Police have also dismissed allegations of irregularities in his finances and there is no evidence that Mr Williams had committed any criminal acts."
What like this one?
'Investigation into death of British spy Gareth Williams takes another mystifying turn: What happened to 18K in spy's bank?'
That was in The Mail On Sunday on August 29.
The day before The Mail told us; 'Riddle of murder spy's money trail: Why, for three days in a row, was £2,000 paid into his account and then taken out?'
And what about one of the oddest claims of them all? "Claims that a WPC or escapologist of similar height and build to Mr Williams had locked the padlock while inside the same type of bag, during a ‘re-enactment’ of the possible events leading to his death, have been dismissed."
Funny. I read about that last claim in The Mail On Sunday; "WPC climbed into bag to show how he may have died".
They even published a photo of a similar bag and a copy of The Daily Mail to show how it was possible.
Buried somewhere in today's piece in The Daily Mail we learn; "The case remains officially classified as ‘suspicious and unexplained’."
You couldn't make it up.

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