Talk:Gareth Williams

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36 Alderney Street, Pimlico, London

There are lots of published media reports and photographs showing that the flat under investigation is number 36 Alderney Street e.g. or

The PC could not get into the house so the letting agent, W.  A. Ellis, was called and a woman employee arrived with keys.

She hovered at Mr Williams’s door as the PC went inside. Within minutes he emerged quickly from the en suite bathroom and escorted the woman back downstairs. He then told her: "You stay here. This is now a murder scene."

This weekend, staff at W. A. Ellis, of Knightsbridge, refused to confirm details. A spokeswoman said: ‘36 Alderney Street is owned by a private company, New Rodina.

‘There has been speculation that it is linked to MI6 or that it is a front for MI6. Our clients do not have any links to MI6 whatsoever and are distressed by the death of Mr Williams.’

Thanks Tourist - I've incorporated all that. --Peter P 13:28, 11 September 2010 (IST)

Sherlock Holmes And The Alderney Street Mystery

There is a brilliant series of articles by Winter Patriot under the guise of a Sherlock Holmes style investigation, called "Sherlock Holmes And The Alderney Street Mystery" over at

Thanks Edo. I've been meaning to incorporate it and that prompted me to do it. --Peter P 11:33, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Suspicious deaths of academics

I have no information on Gudrun Loftus, but I was reminded of another curious death of a high-profile academic in 2006/7: [1]

Andrew Mason was president of the Balliol Junior Common Room and an exceptional and outgoing student, according to his peers, yet he was found hanged in his bedroom at the college at the end of the 2006 autumn term.

Although students who knew him said there was no indication he was mentally ill or depressed, he was found by the authorities to have committed suicide.

The print copy of the linked Daily Mail article carried a quote from Mason not included in the web copy:

'Currently a life plan is to take econophysics and quantum computing in the final year at Oxford, followed by maybe a year out, followed by the University of Chicago PhD in economics, followed by something like the World Bank or the Civil Service'.

At the time the Mail article was published, I did some digging around the Balliol JCR website to see if I could find out any more about Mason, and found that he had signed a message ([2]), with the words 'majoritarian hugs'.

Majoritarianism is also known as 'ochlocracy', sometimes described as 'mob rule', which I think might be found by the established powers (such as the World Bank) to be incompatible with their 'mission', to put it mildly.

Here is a chap who could have probably put a real dent into the ruling plutocracy, had he survived and graduated.

So: cui bono? User:Plishman 22:28, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for that Plishman - but the Balliol link returns a dud. Always interested in snippets like that. Things sometimes develop from them. It's creepy how quiet things have gone over Williams too. Antennae tightly tuned for the next official pronouncements on the matter which I expect will attempt to solidify an official narrative to 'steer' the inquest. --Peter P 08:34, 2 May 2011 (IST)