26 Aug 2010

MI6 worker found dead in London flat

4:12 pm on 26 August 2010

A worker for Britian's secret intelligence service MI6 has been found dead at his central London flat and may have been murdered two weeks ago, police believe.

The body of Gareth Williams, 30, was found in a holdall in the bath of his flat in Pimlico on Monday.

Officers broke in after work colleagues said Mr Williams, from Anglesey, had not been seen for at least 10 days, the BBC reports.

Police said post-mortem tests have been inconclusive. His blood will be tested for traces of drugs and alcohol.

The Metropolitan Police have classified the death as "suspicious and unexplained".

Officers entering the flat discovered a mobile phone and several mobile phone SIM cards laid out.

The BBC reports Mr Williams worked at the headquarters of MI6 near his flat. It is not known what job he was doing there and his death was not necessarily connected to his work.

Police are understood to be looking into details of Mr Williams's personal life.