According to police in Wales, a woman was "murdered in an act of cannibalism" at the Sirhowy Arms Hotel this week. Police reportedly found newly released prisoner Matthew Williams, 34, eating the eyeball and face of an a 22-year-old woman named Cerys Marie Yemm.

The Telegraph reports that police broke down the door of the room Williams and Yemm were in, found him eating her remains, and fired a taser to stop him. Shortly after police arrested Williams, he died.

"The woman, aged 22 from Blackwood, was located with injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene," Gwent Police said in a statement released to Agence France-Presse. "A Taser was discharged and a man was arrested...Whilst under arrest, the man became unresponsive."

The wire service reports that the hotel also serves as a hostel for the homeless and criminals on bail. And according to the Telegraph, Williams, also known as "Fifi," was released two weeks earlier after spending five years in prison for attacking his partner. Williams and Yemm, the BBC reports, were believed to be in a relationship.

Jill Edwards, who lives near the hotel, told the paper that Williams was an "animal." "Security said they told him no girls in his room and he didn't answer, when they opened his door he was eating her face," she said.

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