|L-R: Williams, Police team investigating the scene. Photo: Wales News|
A suspected murderer who was reportedly found in a hotel room eating parts of a woman's face was killed after police tasered him, The Telegraph reports.
Matthew Williams, 34, was caught in a room with a 22-year-old woman with severe facial injuries by police.
Security staff raised the alarm after they broke down the door and discovered him allegedly eating the woman.
Williams, who had only been released from a long sentence for violence just two weeks ago, died after he was struck by a high voltage taser which was being used to apprehend him.
He was formally arrested but moments later became "unresponsive" and died.
The woman, who he had just met, was also confirmed dead from her injuries in the room of the Sirhowy Arms Hotel in the village of Argoed, near Blackwood, South Wales.
Williams - known by his nickname Fifi - had just served half a five-year prison sentence for a violent attack on his partner who lives nearby.
He was staying at the hotel which operated as a bail hostel and had taken his victim back there for a drink.
A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "We were called at t 1.23am on Thursday after a report that a man was attacking a woman in the Sirhowy Arms Hotel.
"On arrival both the male and female were still at the location.
"A taser was discharged and a man was arrested.
"The woman was located with injuries and has since been pronounced deceased.
"While under arrest, the man became unresponsive. Officers and paramedics administered first aid but he has since been pronounced deceased.
"A murder investigation is underway into the death of the woman."
Police confirmed both the man and young woman, who has not been named, were known to each other.
The spokeswoman added: "We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and an investigation is underway."