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Hostel murder suspect arrested

 
December 3rd 2014
 

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A 22-year-old woman was murdered in the early hours of 6 November at Sirhowy Arms Hotel in Argoed, Wales, which serves as a homeless hostel.

The attacker, Matthew Williams, 34, was tasered and arrested by the police as, it is alleged locally, he committed an act of cannibalism.

Mr Williams later died in police custody.

Early results of a post-mortem examination are said to have revealed the victim, Cerys Yemm, died of head injuries but Gwent Police said it may take a number of weeks before the full results are known.

A Facebook group, ‘Let's shut down all Argoed hostels NOW’ has since been created, and a residents’ committee formed to push for the closure of the hotel.

 
 
 

December 2014

 

Contents

Rough sleeping Catch 22

Upfront: Legal challenge

Mind the gap

A homeless dog’s life

Getting back in touch

Homelessness ‘kills young’

Homeless journeys

Strikers reach a deal

No Shelter for offensive comedian

Glasgow charity faces cuts

Hostel murder suspect arrested

Residents ‘evicted by Christmas’

Wash ’n’ go

One in 30 US children have been homeless

Pope raffles gifts for charity

A different kind of brew

Birds in the sky

Ho ho ho...

Heartbreak Hotel, episode 2

 

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