Detective testifies in slain British spy’s inquest

Apr 24, 2012, 11:21 AM

LONDON (AP) – A senior British detective has doused speculation that intelligence services removed evidence from the apartment where a codebreaker’s body was found locked in a sports bag.

Gareth Williams worked for Britain’s secret eavesdropping service GCHQ and was attached to the country’s MI6 overseas spy agency when he was found in the bathtub of his central London home in August 2010.

His family has claimed that spy agencies were involved in his death.

Detective Chief Inspector Jackie Sebire told an inquest into Williams’ death Tuesday that after the body was discovered nobody was allowed in Williams’ London apartment without her knowledge.

In Britain, inquests must be held when someone dies unexpectedly, violently or from unknown causes.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Detective testifies in slain British spy’s inquest