Police today admitted that they are unable to explain the death of an MI6 spy whose body was found locked in a holdall bag.Now other than the possibility that the guy was absolutely way out bonkers and had some sort of locking himself in a case fetish, it does rather strike me that climbing into a bag and locking yourself in it is a rather stupid way to kill yourself, even a yoga expert struggled with the task, nor can anyone explain why he did in in a bath.
Gareth Williams' mysterious death has been the subject of fierce speculation since he was found dead in his Central London flat three years ago.
Following a year-long investigation by Scotland Yard, officers today announced that they believe his death was accidental and that no one else was involved, although they concluded that it is impossible to reach a definite verdict on the case.
The finding contravenes the verdict of a coroner who last year ruled that Mr Williams had 'probably' been killed by someone else.
Scotland Yard detectives said that since it was possible for the codebreaker to climb in to the bag and lock it unaided, it is not necessary to posit any outside involvement.
Admittedly it is (sort of) possible for someone to do something as daft, which doesn't quite rule out the possibility of misadventure, but in this case the simplest solution (because he could) does rather strike me as a rather tenuous set of conclusions to come too, especially as the police found 15 sets of other peoples DNA in the flat whom they've been unable to identify.
There is of course the possibility of suicide and a bit of an attempt to wind up the investigators, but those who knew the guy didn't think he was suicidal either.
I guess we'll never know, but I'm with those who suspect foul play, even if it looks like something no competent murderer would do either come to that.