Investigations reveal MI6 spy Gareth Williams was murdered by secret service agents

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A combination of still photographs taken from video shows a man trying to lock himself in a holdall in this undated image received from the Metropolitan Police in London on April 27, 2012. The video was shown to the Inquest into the death of MI6 officer Gareth Williams, who was found dead in his flat locked in a holdall. The video showed the man demonstrating if it was possible that Williams could have locked himself into the bag. Reuters/Metropolitan Police/Handout

Recent investigations have revealed possibilities that MI6 spy Gareth Williams might have been murdered at his London home in 2010 by unknown secret service agents. It has also been revealed that the British cryptographer had illegally hacked into the restricted information data base of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Despite the coroner’s ruling that Williams have been murdered, the Metropolitan Police had concluded in 2013, after carrying out a three-year investigation, that he had locked himself into the red holdall bag in which his dead body was discovered. The police had also claimed that no one else was involved in his untimely death.

William, 31, had also hacked into Clinton’s guest list for an event as a favour for a friend who was to attend the event. "The Clinton diary hack came at a time when Williams’ work with America was of the most sensitive nature,” a source told The Sun on Sunday. "It was a diplomatic nightmare for Sir John Sawers, the new director of MI6 at the time."

A number of theories on his death have been making rounds. While one claimed that he was killed by foreign agents, others suggested that it was his fellow agents who took him down. There were also suggestions that his death has been caused by a sex game that took a wrong turn.

Earlier this month, the investigators overseeing his case said that after he was murdered, his killers had broken into the apartment to clear off evidences using a skylight. The claim has been based on observations which suggested that forensic equipment placed at the Pimlico flat by the investigators had been moved despite being under armed guards.

Peter Faulding, an expert witness, tried and failed 300 times in trying to fit and lock himself from the inside of a bag similar to the one in which William’s body was found.

Williams had been working with the National Security Agency in Washington before going back to London. Though the nature of his work is closely guarded, sources claims that he dealt with technology that tracked cash flow from Russia into Europe.

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