An elderly couple from Nottinghamshire have described the moment they were bit by what experts are calling ‘a cousin’ of Britain’s most venomous spider, the false widow.
Eddie and Bernice Kozlowski are now recovering from the bites. They caught the spider in their home in Gedling on Sunday.
It has been sent to Nottingham Trent University for analysis by experts.
Earlier this month, a mother in Northampton escaped harm after she found a flesh-eating spider in her bed.
More top news
FA Cup-winning Harry Redknapp will meet players and coaching staff from the Homeless FA.
The Liberal Democrat leadership candidates are holding their East Midlands hustings tonight.
The long-awaited opening dates for Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central have been confirmed, after six years of building work.