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.


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.