Coroner: 'interest in bondage had no bearing on spy's death'

The coroner ruled out Mr Williams's interest in bondage and drag queens in having any bearing on his death.

Instead, she questioned leaks about his private life to the press.

She said: "I wonder if this was an attempt by some third party to manipulate the evidence."

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Spy Death Explanation 'Unlikely'

Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox has said it is "unlikely" the death of MI6 spy Gareth Williams will ever be satisfactorily explained. She is delivering a narrative verdict at the end of the inquest into his death.