Matthew Williams, 34, “went Hannibal Lecter” on his victim, 22, eating her eyeball and half of her face – he later died after being tasered by police.
This is the first picture of a cannibal killer who was found CHEWING on a woman’s face in a hotel bedroom.
Murder suspect Matthew Williams, 34, “went Hannibal Lecter” on his victim, 22, eating her eyeball and half of her face.
Security staff at the hotel burst into the room today when Williams refused to let them in and they found him “eating her to death”.
Horrified staff called police who hit Williams with the high voltage taser knocking him to the floor.
Williams 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.
The horrific attack on the young woman was met with revulsion in the former mining village.
Jill Edwards, who lives near the hotel, said: “This animal was eating this girl to death. He murdered her so police stopped him – good on them.
“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.”
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.
Lyn Beasley, who lives close to the hotel, said: “He went Hannibal Lecter on the woman, he gouged her eyeball out, ate them and ate and half her face.”
“He had just been released from prison and was high on coke.”
A security guard at the hotel, who didn’t want to be named, also claimed the killer had been eating the woman.
A Home Office pathologist and scenes of crime officers in white suits were at the hotel today trying to discover how the couple died.
A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 1.23am after a reported 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.”
Police confirmed that both the man and woman, who have not been named, died at the scene.
They say the Taser was discharged and the man was arrested.
He then died despite efforts to save him. The Sirhowy Arms was a popular local until it was turned into a B&B catering for up to 26 guests.
It was once popular but over the last few years the hotel has been used to by the local council to give temporary accommodation to people in the area.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to oversee the inquiry because a taser was used.
A spokeswoman for the watchdog said: “The IPCC is independently investigating an incident overnight in Blackwood in which a man and a woman have died.
“Gwent Police referred the incident to the IPCC early this morning.”
Story written by Adam Aspinall from the Mirror: //www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/first-picture-cannibal-killer-found-4582952