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Black Widow spiders have been recovered from a business on Teesside.
They were discovered by employees at a company which does not want to be named.
It's thought that the highly poisonous North American spiders may have travelled to the UK in a freight shipment.
They were caught by wildlife expert Jack Fenwick from Guisborough-based Naturally Wild Consultants.
Mr Fenwick said that, while the Black Widow is highly venomous, fatalities from bites are rare.
North American Black Widow spiders have been discovered at a business on Teesside.
They are thought to have hidden in an industrial freight shipment.
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Workers at a Teesside based business got a bit of shock this week when they discovered a number of Black Widow spiders.