Cannibal "tries to eat woman"

Police in Wales confronted a man who was "trying to eat the eyeball and face of a woman". He was tased but became unresponsive; both the man and the victim were subsequently pronounced dead.

"Many details of the incident were not immediately clear," reports Reuters.

Police said they were called to an incident at 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.