A FORMER Chester woman may give evidence at the inquest of her MI6 code-breaker brother who died in mysterious circumstances.
Ceri Subbe, who lived with husband Chris in Brook Lane, Chester, helped detectives piece together the final movements of her brother Gareth Williams whose body was found in a holdall in a bath at his London flat last August.
It was reported that Mrs Subbe, a physiotherapist, who at the time had been based at Wrexham Maelor Hospital where her husband had also worked a doctor, raised the alarm after her brother failed to return calls.
Her family has confirmed the couple are no longer living in the Chester area.
Mr Williams’s inquest will take place this month before Westminster coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox at Horseferry Road Coroner’s Court in London following a pre-inquest review.
The review will establish who will give evidence and also in what form, with some evidence given ‘in camera’ to protect the identities of Mr Williams’ former colleagues at MI6.
The death attracted worldwide attention and huge speculation over how Mr Williams died and if it was linked to his work as a spy with MI6 or his private life.
Pathologists have been unable to shed light on how the 31-year-old code-breaker, who worked at GCHQ and was seconded to MI6, passed away.
There were no obvious injuries on his body and toxicology tests showed no evidence of drugs, alcohol or poisons.
A keen cyclist, Mr Williams gained a first class degree in maths from Bangor University at just 17 before gaining a postgraduate certificate from Cambridge University.