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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:50 AM
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'British spy' found dead in bath
Source: The Guardian

Police were last night investigating the murder of a man whose body was found stuffed in a sports bag in the bath of his London flat.

The man, who was in his early 30s, is believed to have worked for the government's intelligence agencies. An unconfirmed report suggested he had worked at GCHQ, the government's secret listening service, and had been on secondment to MI6, the secret intelligence service, when he disappeared up to 10 days ago.

Police found his body on Monday afternoon when they were called to his flat in Pimlico following reports that he had not been seen for some time. Inside the property, officers found the man's mobile phone and collection of sim cards laid out, the Daily Mail reported.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/25/british-spy...
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Yeahyeah Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:52 AM
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1. He was just taking a sports bag bath.Quite common actually.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 01:07 AM
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2. Well it did make it easier to carry him out.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 02:49 AM
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5. I say, old chap
Edited on Wed Aug-25-10 02:50 AM by NJCher
He was just taking a sports bag bath.Quite common actually.

Might I take one in a duffel bag? Or is a golf bag de rigueur ?


Cher
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Yeahyeah Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 08:47 AM
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12. Can Sporty Spice account for her whereabouts?
She's probably got quite a lot of spare sports bags laying about she might've used.
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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 01:13 AM
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3. sounds jason Bournish, nt
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lurky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 01:17 AM
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4. They waited 10 days to check his apartment?
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 04:19 AM
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6. I caught that too.
And the article goes on to say:
    But a police source stressed that he had not been formally identified, and that while the man's employment documentation suggested he had indeed worked for the secret service, "he might have been an air conditioning technician rather than a spy".

    "If he really was a spy, you imagine someone would have reported him missing rather sooner," the source added.

Let me think about that. :crazy:

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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:06 AM
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7. Sky News are saying he was stabbed several times
BREAKING NEWS 11:45am UK, Wednesday 25 August, 2010
MI6 Worker Found Dead In Flat 'Was Stabbed'
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Murdered-Briti...
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Blandocyte Donating Member (830 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:10 AM
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8. The sports bag is an important clue
I'm sure police will get a handle on this one quickly.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:21 AM
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9. BBC: Man found at MI6 London flat 'dead two weeks'
A man whose body was found in a bag at the home of a missing MI6 worker in central London may have been murdered two weeks ago, police believe.

The discovery was made in top-floor flat at Alderney Street, Pimlico, on Monday afternoon.

Police broke into the property after his work colleagues said he had not been seen "for some time".

A government spokesman said it did not discuss individuals working for the intelligence agencies.

Officers discovered a mobile phone and several mobile phone SIM cards laid out at the flat.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11084086
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cosmicone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 07:14 AM
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10. Those puny brits....
An average American's body will never fit in a sports bag!!
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 08:12 AM
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11. It was clearly a case of suicide...
It's the latest rage. Suffocate oneself in a sports bag in the dub.
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Lightning Count Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 09:29 AM
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13. The trick is getting into the bag after you've stabbed yourself a couple of times nt.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 09:58 AM
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14. That always is the hard part and where most people fail.
"must not bleed on floor! must make it into bag! must!"

dark humor keeps me from having the night terrors.
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Lightning Count Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 10:03 AM
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15. Damn double zippers nt.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 10:18 AM
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16. ...
:spray:
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:48 PM
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17. Is it crazy to wonder if this is connected to Dr. Kelly?
Yeah, it's crazy.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 08:55 PM
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18. I don't know
I had a "hmmm" moment about Dr. Kelly. Who knows?
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:14 AM
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19. It's a possibility but more info is needed before taking it any stronger than that.
Black bag man found in sports bag?

Wet job man found in bath?
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 02:31 PM
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21. I always think of a few gay men who were stabbed to death in my neighborhood.
A young man murdered in his apartment. Reminds me of this guy who was a acquaintance of mine:

http://www.4chicagokev.com/
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 02:05 PM
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20. Most understated headline ever!
Editor 1: "Well, he was stabbed. Then stuffed in a sack. Then dumped in a bathtub."
Editor 2: "Clearly the 'bathtub' aspect is the most important. We should run with that."

mikey_the_rat
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