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Gareth Williams: Review into death of MI6 worker found in bag reveals 'no new evidence'

A review into the death of an MI6 worker found in a zipped bag more than a decade ago has revealed "no new evidence", police have said.

Gareth Williams, originally from Anglesey in North Wales, was a GCHQ codebreaker on secondment to MI6.

The 31-year-old was last seen alive on 15 August 2010 and eight days later was found unclothed in a zipped and padlocked red North Face holdall in an empty bath at his central London flat.

The Metropolitan Police, which began an independent forensic review in January 2021, now says "no new DNA evidence" has been found.

An inquest found in 2012 that Mr Williams was probably killed "unlawfully".

But a review of the case by Scotland Yard the following year found he "probably died alone in an accident".

The force's own original investigation had found it was "highly likely" there was third party involvement.

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Detective chief inspector Neil John, the senior investigating officer, said the Met had "carried out extensive inquiries" into Mr Williams's death.

"An independent forensic review began in January 2021 and we received the findings in November 2023," he added.

"No new DNA evidence was found and no further lines of inquiry were identified.

"We have informed Gareth's family of the outcome and our thoughts remain with them."

Detectives say they will review any further information or evidence they receive.