I’ve lengthy felt that his former landlords supplied the important thing data in explaining what occurred:
Jennifer Elliot, who rented a flat in Cheltenham to Gareth Williams whereas he labored at GCHQ, mentioned she and her husband heard him shouting for assist one evening at 1.30am about three years in the past.
When the couple went into the flat, they had been shocked to seek out him in boxer shorts on his again on the mattress “with each arms tied with materials hooked up to the headboard”.
“He mentioned: ‘I simply needed to see if I may get myself free,'” she mentioned in a press release learn to the courtroom. “He was very embarrassed and panicky and apologising.”
She mentioned his arms had been tied with some form of materials which was “tight sufficient to chop his wrists”.
“My husband mentioned: ‘What the bloody hell are you doing?’ He mentioned he was simply messing about to see if he may get free.”
Her husband reduce him free and mentioned: “Gareth, we can’t have you ever doing this right here,” the assertion went on. Williams apologised and mentioned it will not occur once more, mentioned Elliot, and provided the couple extra hire, which they declined.
The assertion continued: “We by no means spoke to anybody about it.” Elliot mentioned Williams didn’t look aroused however the couple determined it “was extra prone to be sexual moderately than escapology”. Her husband believed he had secured himself utilizing a slip knot.
She added: “The primary concern was what would have occurred if we had been away.”