Andrea Wallace
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False widow spider: Woman has finger amputated after bite

A woman has had her finger amputated after being bitten by a false widow spider.

Andrea Wallace, from Seaham, County Durham, was bitten in a Sunderland park and described the result as "like something out of a horror movie".

The attack left her with flesh-eating bug necrotising fasciitis, which required 10 weeks in hospital.

Stuart Whincup reports.

  • 29 Sep 2014
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