NY Post: LONDON — British police confronted a man trying to eat the eyeball and face of a woman and used a stun gun on the cannibal, who later died, local media quoted witnesses as saying.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a murder investigation has been opened.
Police said they were called to a hostel in the village of Argoed in South Wales on Thursday after reports of a man attacking a woman.
Security staff at the Sirhowy Arms discovered the 34-year-old man, who had been released from prison two weeks ago, eating the woman, a 22-year-old believed to be his girlfriend, according to witnesses quoted by the South Wales Evening Post.
Police shot the man with a Taser. He became unresponsive and died, despite attempts by paramedics to save him, police said.
Many details of the incident were not immediately clear.
“This animal was eating this girl to death,” the South Wales Evening Post quoted Jill Edwards, who lives near the hostel, as saying.
The attack drew comparisons with Hannibal Lecter, a fictional murderer who ate his victims.
“He went Hannibal Lecter on the woman, he gouged her eyeball out, ate them and ate half her face,” the South Wales Evening Post quoted Lyn Beasley as saying.
A spokesman for Welsh police declined to supply further details of the attack, citing the murder investigation. Argoed, a former coal-mining village, is about 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of London.
What a freak. Didn't know these kinda people existed in Wales. But if this guy was in prison for something serious, I kinda blame whoever let this disgusting dude out of prison. I also wanna know what this lady's reaction was when this guy got outta prison. Like was it an "OMG my boyfriend is outta prison!" kinda thing or a "holy fuck I gotta get outta Wales" reaction. Also, did he kill her first and then eat her or did he just eat her alive? I mean, obviously either way is messed up and repulsive, but for the woman, getting your face chewed off hurts a whole lot more when you're alive and can feel it. I just don't understand how you could be motivated to eat another human being in a non-"I'm stuck in the Andes with no food and won't survive if I don't eat this dead person" situation. Like clearly you have SEVERE issues. You've been to prison for God knows what, had to deal with the prison life. Sucks bro. Maybe you shouldn't be a criminal. But I don't care how many times you had to take it in the rear from your prison mates, you don't get so hyped up to be getting some female attention when you get out that you wanna eat her face. I don't get it. But then again, I don't have the mind of fucking sicko.