Anorak | Gareth Williams inquest turns into a homophobic character assassination

Gareth Williams inquest turns into a homophobic character assassination

by | 26th, April 2012

GARETH Williams, the MI6 spook found locked in a bag, could have taken drugs. Or not. He might have been poisoned. Or not.

At the inquest of Gareth Swiss Watch Williams, 31, scientists said that because the spy had been dead for so long before he was found drugs and poisons tests could not be relied on.

Gareth Williams lay dead in a bag in his London flat for at least a week his colleagues never reported him missing.

Today, the court heard that Mr Williams may have been killed by a “wide range of poisons” and “volatile agents”.

The Times writes:

Other substances which cannot be ruled out include the legal high amyl nitrate (poppers), helium, chloroform and nitrous oxide. Denise Stanworth, a toxicologist, said that traces of the party drug GHB were found in his bloodstream and urine but were “probably” produced naturally after he died.

To the Daily Mail , this becomes:

Body-in-the-bag spy wasn’t killed by ‘old-fashioned poison’, but gay club drugs can’t be ruled out, inquest told…

Gay club drugs? What are they, then?

Traces of alcohol and date rape drug GHB were found in body-in-the-bag spy Gareth Williams after his death, his inquest heard today.

Isn’t rohypnol the date rape drug? Yes. It is. The BBC says:

Rohypnol: The date rape drug

GHB can be used in date rapes, but it tastes “very slightly salty”.

Chris Greenwood continues:

But she could not rule out solvents, gay club drugs like poppers or other ‘volatile substances’ as a factor.

There he goes again with the “gay” angle. Do only gays commit date rape? The paper adds:

Forensic scientist Denise Stanworth, who reviewed the toxicology, told Westminster Coroners’ Court that they ‘could have caused loss of consciousness or death’ and that she could not have detected them… She said, however, that both alcohol and GHB, which acts as a sedative, could be produced naturally after death.

How’s that for a smear in the Daily Mail?  Look out for the headline: Spook produced date rape gay drugs. No evidence of his having

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