VIDEO: False widow spider found in Bognor Regis

RESIDENTS were left shocked in Bognor Regis after finding what they believe to be a false widow spider.

The eight-legged insect caused quite a stir when it was found in some washing in Berrymill Close.

False widow spider

False widow spider

It has distinctive cream markings on its body and is brown with reddish-orangey legs.

Sightings of false widow spider or Steatoda nobilis, are on the rise.

It is being cited as Britain’s most venomous spider, but experts say the species is not usually aggressive towards humans and that being bitten is rare.

For the full story see the Bognor Regis Observer out on Thursday, November 21.