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Matthew Williams: Justice minister on lessons to learn

The murder of a woman in an act of cannibalism could see changes made to the way prisoners are monitored when freed, says the UK Justice Secretary.

Chris Grayling was answering questions about how 22-year-old Cerys Yemm was killed by Matthew Williams at a B&B in Argoed, Caerphilly.

The 34-year-old had just been released from prison when he carried out the attack.

Williams died after police used a Taser stun gun on him.

His mother has said her son was a paranoid schizophrenic and had not been taking medication.

Answering a question from Islwyn MP Chris Evans, the justice secretary said lessons must be learnt from the tragedy.

  • 11 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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