Fresh twist in UK spy’s murder

2010-08-27 16:59

London - The mysterious death of a man working for the British intelligence services took a fresh twist on Friday, as The Times daily reported bondage gear was found at the scene of the crime.

The decomposing corpse of Gareth Williams, 30, was found in an upmarket government flat on Monday, where it is believed to have been undiscovered for around a fortnight.

An initial post-mortem proved inconclusive, ruling out stabbing or shooting, with toxicology results still pending.

On Friday, The Times reported that items for sex games had been found, hinting at a possibly fatal bondage session as the cause of death.

Williams was working for MI6 in London, on secondment from the government's secret GCHQ listening headquarters in Cheltenham.

The man's family have formally identified the body of Williams, who has been described a fitness fanatic but shy and private.