Police responded to Matthew Williams’ attack by using a Taser on the suspect. Williams, who was released from prison following a long sentence for another violent act, died shortly after. Police say they caught him in the hotel room with a 22-year-old woman with “severe facial injuries” early Thursday.
That woman, who police say Williams had just met, died from her injuries.
A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 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.
The spokeswoman added: “We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and an investigation is underway.”
Jill Edwards, a woman who lives near the hotel, described the suspect as 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.
He was staying at the hotel which operated as a bail hostel and had taken his victim back there for a drink.
Those who live close to the hotel also told police that Williams was high on coke when he attacked. Police are continuing an investigation into the unidentified woman’s death.
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