Navy attacked by spiders

False widow spider/Photo Natural History Museum

Staff at a Royal Navy airbase are being forced to wear gloves - after an invasion of poisonous SPIDERS. Hundreds of noble false widow spiders - about the size of a 50p piece - have been spotted at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose Culdrose in Cornwall.

Workers at one factory on the site are now wearing latex gloves to stop them getting bitten by the arachnids - which have bee-like stings.