Gareth Williams Death: Inquest Sees Inside Of Flat Where Body Was Discovered

PA/The Huffington Post UK  |  Posted: 24/04/2012 12:52 Updated: 24/04/2012 12:56

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Williams was found in a holdall in his flat, the mystery of his death has never be solved

Dramatic footage of a red holdall bulging with the curled-up body of MI6 spy Gareth Williams was played to an inquest today.

Video of the immaculately kept flat at the centre of his death riddle was played for the first time after his parents walked out on proceedings.

Police images of the death scene also showed a cutting from the Observer newspaper headlined "top five regrets of the dying".

Forensic scene recordings were played after the detective in charge said she allowed a counter-terror officer into the crime scene.

Mr Williams's sister, Ceri Subbe, sat in the hearing without her parents as images showed the scene which greeted detectives as they arrived at his flat on August 23, 2010.

The video took the inquest on a walking tour of his Pimlico home - showing a red woman's wig, lipstick and make-up - in the condition that it was found.

Footage showed close-up images of the white bathroom suite where Mr Williams's body was found.
The film zoomed in on the red North Face bag, showing bulges from his limbs inside, and a brass padlock locking two zips together from the outside.

There was no sign of a break-in at the flat with footage showing Mr Williams had left cash in a cupboard and a mobile phone on the living room table.

Detective Chief Inspector Jackie Sebire said there was little clutter and mess in the flat except for a dressing gown and quilt discarded on the bedroom floor.

Ms Sebire said: "I also found it difficult to explain because of his general tidyness. In my opinion it was not something that was easily explainable."

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  • Gareth Williams

    Williams was found dead in a Government flat in Pimlico in August 2010.

  • GCHQ

    After excelling at university at mathematics, Williams worked as a cipher and codes expert at the Government listening station, GCHQ.

  • SIS

    Williams was then seconded to work at the Secret Intelligence Service headquarters in Vauxhall, London.

  • Entering Holland Road Tube Station

    CCTV captures Williams entering Holland Road Tube Station on the 14th August 2010.

  • Holland Road Tube Station

    Caught on CCTV at Holland Road Tube Station the same day.

  • Hans Crescent

    Seen the next day on CCTV in Hans Crescent, London

  • Pimlico

    His body was found in a holdall in this Pimlico flat on the 24th of August 2010.

  • Holyhead, North Wales

    Williams' funeral was attended by Sir John Sawers, head of SIS.

  • Screengrab from a video reconstruction showing a yoga specialist trying to lock himself in a sports holdall unaided

  • Screengrab from a video reconstruction showing a person trying to close the zip and padlock themselves in a sports holdall unaided

  • Ten police images of the interior of Alderney Street, SW1

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