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Venomous spiders found in Swindon family's home

A Swindon man had a shock when he discovered a nest of 60 venomous spiders while clearing out a kitchen cupboard.

Father-of-one Ashley Murtough, 26, and his partner Carla Ellis found the false widow spiders, which are relatives of the black widow, in their Penhill home.

The spider is not deadly but can deliver a venomous bite.

Mr Murtough said one had bitten his mother on her finger which quickly swelled up and filled with pus.

  • 30 Aug 2012