Layla's mother, Wendy said her daughter developed cellulitis and blood poisoning:
Earlier this month, a man also claimed to have been bitten by a False Widow spider. Ricki Whitmore says the creature bit him, causing his leg to swell. Read more here.
A teenager says she has been left scarred for life after being bitten by Britain's most vemonous spider, the False Widow.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Layla Barton from Pitsea in Essex says she was bitten on the knee and spent a week in hospital being treated for blood poisoning.
A postman refused to deliver a letter to a south London home after spotting a "massive" spider on the path to the front door, the Daily Mail has reported.
The 42-year-old postman said the spider was the same size as a 10p coin, and wrote a message on Stuart Robertson-Reed's letter refusing to enter. He said he had left it be to avoid breaking the web.
The note read: "No access - massive spider web in front gate". Mr Robertson-Reed said: "'I couldn't believe it. He was either spider-friendly and didn't want to break the web or a terrified arachnophobe."
Royal Mail apologised for any inconvenience today, adding that "alternative arrangements should have been made".
Greg Hitchcock of Kent Wildlife Trust confirmed that this arachnid is a common garden spider - and not one of thousands of poisonous spiders currently plaguing Britain.