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False widow spider 'eats leg'

A man from east London has reportedly been attacked by a venomous spider, known as a 'false widow'. Ricki Whitmore claims the spider bit him causing his leg to swell. He ended up in hospital on an antibiotic drip.

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Leg swells 'to twice normal size' after spider bite

Ricki Whitmore says the spiders started running towards him before biting his leg. Speaking to the Daily Star he said:

There was a really sharp pain and then my leg started to throb. I managed to get home, but by the time I arrived my thigh had swollen to twice its normal size.

There was a really sharp pain and then my leg started to throb.

Ricki's wife Carrie added:

He looked terrible. He was pale, sweating and his leg was killing him. Even our son's Stanley, 11 and little Ricki, two, could tell something was wrong.

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