MI6 spy who was found dead in locked bag had hacked secret files about US president


An MI6 spy who was found dead inside a bag in 2010 had hacked into restricted info about Bill Clinton, it has been claimed. Gareth Williams, a 31-year-old worker of GCHQ who was seconded to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), was found dead inside a padlocked bag at a secure home in London.

The Sun on Sunday newspaper quotes an intelligence supply as saying Mr Williams had obtained delicate paperwork relating to former US president Bill Clinton. “The Clinton diary hack came at a time when Williams’s work with America was of the most sensitive nature,” the supply is reported to have informed the newspaper.

“It was a diplomatic nightmare for Sir John Sawers, the new director of MI6 at the time.” A coroner had beforehand dominated that Mr Williams was in all probability unlawfully killed and that his dying was prone to have been the results of felony actions.

Dr Fiona Wilcox mentioned in 2012 nevertheless that it was unlikely his dying “will ever be satisfactorily explained”. Police have beforehand mentioned {that a} third occasion “may have been” concerned in Mr Williams’ dying, however in 2013 Scotland Yard claimed that he had locked himself in the bag by chance.

“The MPS 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… there exist evidential contradictions and gaps in our understanding,” mentioned Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt.

Various theories have been posited relating to Mr Williams’ dying, together with that he was concerned in a “sex game gone wrong”, or focused by international or home intelligence providers.