A narrative verdict is a verdict available to coroners in England and Wales following an inquest. In such a verdict the circumstances of a death are recorded without attributing the cause to a named individual. Narrative verdicts were introduced in 2004.
A coroner delivered a narrative verdict into the death of Secret Intelligence Service officer Gareth Williams whose decaying corpse was found padlocked into a red sports bag in the bath at his home in August 2010.
- "BBC news article featuring narrative verdict". news.bbc.co.uk. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-01.
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- Grice, Elizabeth (1 October 2009). "Mistakes, missed chances and a young life lost". London: Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
- "MI6 death: Gareth Williams 'probably' killed unlawfully". BBC News. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
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