Saturday, November 16, 2013

Gareth Williams: U.K. (Spy in a bag case); The Mirror presents six reasons why doubts persist over his death - including an assertion that expert Peter Faulding, who specializes in rescuing people from confined spaces, made 300 unsuccessful attempts to lock himself inside an identical bag.

STORY:  "Spy in a bag Gareth Williams; Six reasons why doubts persist and theories behind his death, by reporters Tom Pettofor and David Collins, published by the Mirror on November 14, 2013.

GIST: Key points which seem to contradict police claims the death was probably just an accident:
1. Expert Peter Faulding, who specialises in rescuing people from confined spaces, made 300 unsuccessful attempts to lock himself inside an identical bag.
He said it was ‘unbelievable’ that Gareth could have got in it on his own. Another expert, William MacKay, and a yoga-practising assistant made more than 100 attempts at it without success.
2. Police were previously looking for other people and released an e-fit of a man and woman seen near Gareth’s flat in July 2010.
3. Last year, Coroner Fiona Wilcox ruled that “on the balance of probabilities” Gareth was unlawfully killed and it was unlikely he got in the bag by himself.
4. Three pathologists told the inquest that poisoning and asphyxiation were the most likely reasons for his death. But postmortems were inconclusive.
5. None of Gareth’s DNA was found on the padlock and there was no evidence of his palm prints on the bath. Up to 15 unidentified DNA samples were found in the flat.
6. The flat had been locked from the outside when police arrived at the scene. No sign of forced entry could be found, but doors and locks had been removed by the time police experts arrived.

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