Teenager who was bitten by a false widow spider

A teenager who could have lost his leg after being bitten by a venomous spider in Milton Keynes has been speaking about his ordeal. 19 year old Haaris Riaz is thought to have developed an infection after being bitten by a false widow.

A species which has recently arrived in our region. Matt Hudson went to meet the teenager who was bitten by one of these False Widows.

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Increase in false widow spiders

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is reassuring the public after a sudden increase in reports of false widow spiders in the borough this week.