Police: Spy in bag probably died by accident

LONDON, England

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said the death of Gareth Williams, whose remains were found in August 2010, was "most probably" an accident - but that the facts cannot be established beyond a reasonable doubt.

Williams worked for Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping service and was attached to the overseas espionage agency MI6 when he died.

The police verdict disagrees with a coroner's inquest, which concluded that Williams had probably been killed by another person in a "criminally meditated act."

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