False widow spider spotted in Richmond & Twickenham Times's office (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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False widow spider spotted in Richmond & Twickenham Times's office
After weeks of sightings across London, the false widow spider has made its way to Richmond & Twickenham Times towers.
London Assembly member Stephen Knight, who had been visiting for a meeting today, alerted our hardy news team of the venomous creepy-crawly climbing up the stairs towards our office in London Road, Twickenham.
He snapped the above photograph of the arachnid roaming on our carpet and reporters rushed to his aid and confirmed it was indeed a false widow spider.
Richmond & Twickenham Times reporter Amy Dyduch said: “We found him hiding in a little crack in the stairs before he scurried along the skirting board.
“One could assume he has family lurking in the stairs too. I hope there isn’t an infestation.”
The toxic minibeasts have recently been spotted across Richmond and Twickenham with over a hundred readers sending in their stories and pictures.
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