London - (Stab-in-the-Back News): Spycatcher author Peter Wright must be spinning in his grave.
The gruesome death of an MI6 officer in highly dubious circumstances reads like the 'KGB natural causes' chapter from his notorious 1985 memoir.
The much vilified tome grassed up Soviet traitors in the British Secret Service - some of whom were found officially deceased during the course of their careers much like hapless Gareth Williams this week.
The 30 year old intelligence officer is reported to have died of multiple stab wounds and/or suffocation caused by being stuffed inside a piece of luggage.
Media reports have compared the grim findings at Alderney Street, Pimlico to the Fatima Kama suitcase murder of 1999.
Fortunately for the police murder probe the exclusion of Home Orifice pathologist Dr Freddy Patel from conduct of the postmortem is bound to be a boon for forensic science.
The 61 year old is up before the GMC of the British Medical Council following a string of disasters.
His latest foray into autopsy controversy saw innocent G20 passerby Ian Tomlinson assessed as a 'natural causes' death.
CCTV footage recorded the newspaper seller being truncheoned to the ground by a thug copper who was hiding his numerical ID.
Two independent autopsies found Tomlinson died of massive internal injuries.
As Murder Squad detectives begin probing Williams' private life the news from the Kingdom of Bahrain confirms that Fatima Kama's grim slayer has been arrested in a special ops sting.
Former Kuwaiti airline steward Youseff Ahmed Wahid has been charged with her murder and awaits extradition to London.