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Cannibal killer dies after being Tasered

By Emma Clark

A woman has been murdered in an act of cannibalism and the suspect has died after police in Wales fired a Taser at him at a homeless hostel.

Officers went to the former Sirhowy Arms Hotel in Blackwood in the early hours where it was reported Matthew Williams was attacking the woman.

The 22-year-old's death is being treated as murder, the force said.

It confirmed officers fired a Taser at Williams (34) who was then arrested but later died.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "We were called by a concerned member of the public to an incident at the Sirhowy Arms Hotel in Argoed, Blackwood, where it was reported that a man was attacking a woman.

"A Taser was discharged and a 34-year-old local man was arrested.

"The woman, aged 22, from Blackwood, was located with injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"Whilst under arrest, the man became unresponsive. Officers and paramedics administered first aid but he was also pronounced dead at the scene."

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