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Spy bag death 'likely accident'

Spy Gareth Williams, whose body was found in a holdall in Pimlico, probably died alone in an accident, according to police.

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Spy whose body was found in bag 'probably died alone'

Spy Gareth Williams, whose body was found in a holdall in Pimlico, probably died alone in an accident. Met Police said today they disagree with the conclusion of a coroner last year that the codebreaker was probably killed unlawfully.

Gareth Williams seen at Holland Park Tube station on August 14 2010 Credit: Met Police

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said: "With the conclusion of the investigation, the Metropolitan Police's position is that, on balance, it is a more probable conclusion that there was no other person present when Gareth died.

"But the reality is that for both hypotheses there exist evidential contradictions and gaps in our understanding."

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