Another false widow is spotted in Dacorum

Distant relative: The false widow spider is related to the infamous 'black widow' but its bite is far less dangerous

Distant relative: The false widow spider is related to the infamous 'black widow' but its bite is far less dangerous

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ANOTHER false widow spider has been spotted in Hemel Hempstead as the relative of the infamous black widow continues to spread through Dacorum.

Louise Major, 36, discovered the arachnid in a box that her husband had brought home from work.

Louise, who lives on Christchurch Road in Hemel Hempstead, said: “I opened up the box and there it was.

“I’m not afraid of spiders, we already have two tarantulas as pets but I knew to be careful.”

Louise sent a picture of the spider, which has grown to 20mm, to spider specialist, Doug Marriott.

Mr Marriott said: “It definitely looks like one – it has that white decoration on the back.”