My wife and I have just returned from a two night kgb break at the Ty Dderw. The room number 3 was a large family room with a double bed and bunk beds and had a great view out towards Snowdon. The room facilities were very good with the usual tea, coffee, and biscuits together with bottled water, all of which were replenished. The food was excellent and the beer in the bar was also excellent, particularly the Rampart Conwy Ale. The staff were friendly and accommodating.
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By Andrew Malone for the Daily Mail. A former child genius, he had graduated from the University of Bangor with a first-class mathematics degree aged just Boris Karpichkov left claims Russia was trying to recruit Gareth Williams right , who was found dead inside a North Face holdall in his Pimlico flat. Then, in , he was seconded to the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, at their headquarters in Vauxhall Cross, on the south bank of the Thames in London.
He had lobbied for this job, but failed with his first application, and was invited to join MI6 on a temporary secondment only on his second attempt. But this dream job did not go well. To the dismay of his superiors, Williams — a keep-fit fanatic — shunned all such social interaction. Instead, he often went straight home after work, spending hours browsing the internet or going for a run or cycle alone through the streets of London.
The key to the padlock was underneath his body, curled into a foetal position inside the bag. But he failed to turn up for work on August 16, A week later, an official from MI6 called Scotland Yard, whose officers broke down the door of the top floor flat — and encountered a gruesome scene. The heating in the flat had been turned up, even though it was the middle of August.
The holdall had been placed in the bath, ensuring fluids did not drip into the properties below. There were no signs of a break-in. Oddly, all the windows had been closed, raising the temperature further, meaning the body decomposed rapidly, making it difficult to assess the cause of death since the internal organs had liquefied and the cells of his blood had started to break down and effectively dissolve. Williams, a keep-fit fanatic, shunned all such social interaction. Instead, he often went straight home after work, spending hours browsing the internet or going for a run or cycle.
Case closed — if not solved — with no one seemingly any the wiser about what really happened at 36 Alderney Street, where the red bag containing the maths genius was discovered. But one man, a former major in the Russian KGB, now exiled in London, claims to have the answers to this disturbing riddle that could come out of a Bond movie — a story which, if true, will heighten tensions between Moscow and London over the activities of Russian agents on British soil.
Now living under a new identity with a British passport after fleeing to the UK following a fall-out with his Kremlin bosses, this year-old knows all about the espionage game. A graduate of a KGB academy in Minsk, he was a model pupil and, with his easy charm, seemed a perfect recruit. He served in Russian intelligence for more than a decade, reaching the rank of KGB major and, as such, was privy to Kremlin secrets at the very highest level.
He spent much of his career in the then Soviet republic of Latvia, where he specialised in counter-intelligence for the KGB. But he also remained on the books of the Kremlin, supplying information back to his old bosses. However, he was jailed for two months on trumped-up weapons charges after a row over payments he claimed were owed to him by the KGB. Released and placed under house arrest in Latvia, he escaped via several countries to Britain, using one of several false passports he had been supplied with during his time as a spy.
This week, we met outside a Tube station in central London. The Major was wearing a sun hat and sunglasses, and was agitated and nervous. Officers from Scotland Yard broke down the door of Williams's flat and found his body inside the bag. We went to a quiet cafe, but when a teenager wearing headphones sat down nearby, Boris suggested that we move seats.
Handing me a dossier he has compiled — he investigated the case because he believes the same hitmen he says killed Williams are coming for him — the scenario he outlines as the reason for the murder sounds like something from a spy thriller. It involves compromising sexual behaviour, drugs and a shadowy third figure acting to recruit Williams as a spy for the KGB. A colleague — in reality, a double agent or mole working for the Russians — tipped off Moscow that the loner code-breaker was a ripe target for a clandestine recruitment approach.
Three months before his death, Williams travelled to America to attend a specialist computer hacking convention in Las Vegas, according to Major Boris. There, a chance encounter was engineered between Williams and Lukas, the go-between. The two went out to nightclubs together in the U. Three months before his death, Williams pictured travelled to America to attend a specialist computer hacking convention in Las Vegas, according to Major Boris. Ecstasy tablets were planted in his pocket, which Williams apparently found in the morning in front of his bedmates, but had no recollection of buying or being given.
According to Major Boris, this information was stored by Lukas to be used to recruit Williams. The plan was to build up a friendship between the two men, before Lukas suggested that Williams should help the KGB with information if he wanted details of his escapades in America to remain a secret from his MI6 bosses. But Williams, apparently, did not take kindly to this approach when Lukas attempted to threaten him — and blurted out that he knew the identity of the only man who could have provided Lukas with certain details about his private life: The wine had been spiked with drugs, which meant Williams lost consciousness shortly after drinking some of it.
In order to finish him off, Williams was injected inside the ear with a poison mixed with plant extracts and a chemical called diphenhydramine, a fatal compound which breaks down quickly and is difficult to detect. The plan had been to remove the body, but Lukas and another Zaslon operative were worried they would be spotted if they tried to move it out to a vehicle waiting in such a busy London street.
Instead, says Major Boris, the corpse was placed in the red sports holdall and left in the bath. The heating was turned up. It is all dramatic stuff — but the obvious question is how does the former KGB officer claim to know more about the case than the British security services? He says he became interested in the case only by accident — and contacted a high-level source within the KGB with whom he remains on friendly terms. They have helped him piece together a picture of the events he describes.
He says that having moved to London, he noticed Russian diplomatic cars — they use the numberplate prefix — regularly cruising along the streets where he lived in Notting Hill. Convinced the Russians were coming to kill him, he was rehoused by the British at another property not far from the flat occupied by Williams. There, he again noticed cars being used by Russian intelligence agents — and thought they were tailing him.
His fear was understandable: It sounds an incredible story, and it could be that Major Boris is unnecessarily paranoid or has some unknown motive for suggesting that a Russian agent killed Williams. Whatever the case, the major insists that he is telling the truth, and angrily denies suggestions that he is still working for the Russians, and spreading disinformation to cause panic that there is a mole at GCHQ.
He points out that such was his falling out with the KGB that one Moscow newspaper printed his photograph, with a sniper sight overlaid on it, revealing there was an order to kill him. Certainly, the family of Gareth Williams have never believed he died alone. Perhaps he is right. After years of intrigue has this Kremlin defector solved the riddle of the spy in the bag? Share this article Share. I'm a dead man. I will pay for what I'm telling you. He was drugged and photographed naked with a man.
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My wife and I had a two night bed,breakfast with evening meal and a bottle of wine through KGB deals. Breakfast and evening meal was well presented and acceptable. The staff that we met were very helpful and pleasant. We stayed on the first floor at the back of the building overlooking the car park, our room was large but rather dark,due to the small windows.
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This is a lovely property near the beach and lighthouse in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey. The owners couldn't be nicer or more helpful. The room was beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. We loved the place and would recommend it to all.
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The Valley Anglesey Hotel
Yes, we stayed on a KGB Deal and everything was looking good, the room WAS clean, the staff WERE friendly and helpful, the menu being limited for the Deal was reasonable and the staff were more than happy to extend the choice for very little extra cost! We had a pleasant stay, the Beer and Wine was good. On arrival there were many families dining at Lunchtime, seems a popular place. Overall the Hotel looked clean and tidy and quite well maintained. We could hardly believe our eyes when we unwrapped the serviettes containing our knives and forks, also the Dishes provided at breakfast were covered in GRIME! HOW could anyone wrap the clean serviettes around these - is beyond all reason. We complained over and over again and were then provided with cleaner cutlery and crockery, but this happened every meal time?? I stay on business at many Hotels and How clean is the kitchen?
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By Andrew Malone for the Daily Mail. A former child genius, he had graduated from the University of Bangor with a first-class mathematics degree aged just Boris Karpichkov left claims Russia was trying to recruit Gareth Williams right , who was found dead inside a North Face holdall in his Pimlico flat. Then, in , he was seconded to the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, at their headquarters in Vauxhall Cross, on the south bank of the Thames in London. He had lobbied for this job, but failed with his first application, and was invited to join MI6 on a temporary secondment only on his second attempt.
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We checked in and were shown to our room which was very pleasant and comfortable, and adequate for our needs, although a cold tap in the bathroom was difficult to turn off - good job I had my husband with me! I did report the problem and was told it would be dealt with. The bathroom was a sink, toilet and a shower. Tea and coffee making facilities were provided in the room together with biscuits. The evening meal was lovely - very large portions and the breakfast was a full cooked breakfast which again, was very nicely cooked. We ate there for the second evening too, and found it difficult to choose off the menu as it all sounded and looked very yummy. The fairly central location makes it good for touring around Anglesey. Would definitely return if we are travelling that way again. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Welcome luxury after 3 days of walking - Review of Lastra Farm Hotel & Restaurant
Just really enjoyed 2 nights here curtesy of a KGB deal. We enjoyed a hearty meal on the first night and a couple of pints of real ale on the second. Just what we wanted after walking up Snowdon. The path starts over the road. Room was fine, smashing homely atmosphere and friendly, welcoming staff. Excellent value on the KGB deal, and will definitely stay again in the future. Highly recommended. Enjoyed our stay at Pardon lake hotel,2 nights in the four poster room,a little bit tired in places but having said that the room was warm and clean. Good breakfast and choice of evening meals,friendly staff,and not forgeting george the parrot who was entertaining. Hotel also central to all Llanberis visitor sites.
Boris Karpichkov believes his former comrades in Russian intelligence killed Gareth Williams who was found dead in
KGB defector claims Anglesey spy was 'murdered' because he found 'GCHQ mole'
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My wife and I had a two night bed,breakfast with evening meal and a bottle of wine through KGB deals. Breakfast and evening meal was well presented and acceptable. The staff that we met were very helpful and pleasant. We stayed on the first floor at the back of the building overlooking the car park, our room was large but rather dark,due to the small windows. The whole building was clean with bright decor, but some parts of the hotel were old and tired. Beautiful secluded beaches and walks in the area, very quiet. A trip to rhoscolyn bay on holy island is well worthwhile and not far away, on your return you will pass the white eagle hotel, drop in for a drink and chat with the barman, ask about the owners!
We booked this hotel because it was the nearest we could find to the end of our walk round part of the coatal path. The hotel were very helpful when I called to book and allocated us a lovely big room with a bath. We had already eaten a late lunch before arriving but were tempted back into the restaurant in the evening by a wonderful menu and were not disappointed. We will return when we continue our walk around the Island. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, we are delighted with your feedback. Thank you also for your lovely comments about our menu, we work hard to ensure we are serving the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in an imaginative and creative way. We hope to welcome you back again on your next trip to Anglesey. We stayed here for 2 nights on a KGB deal with our dog. We were in room 8 , which was very clean , spacious with all the usual extras. The bed was really comfortable. We ate in the restaurant on the first night.