April 21, 2023 8.00 am This story is over 14 months old

Ouch! More Lincolnshire people’s spider bite stories

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People in Lincolnshire have been telling their stories of spider bites.

Spalding woman Crystal Rudd recently spoke about how she was hospitalised for what doctors believed to be a false widow spider bite to her finger.

More local people have since spoken to BBC Look North about their spider bite experiences, including Angela from south Lincolnshire.

She said: “I was bitten at my home in south Lincolnshire by a tube web spider. I felt something sting the back of my neck, turned around to grab it, otherwise I wouldn’t have known what it was.

“I had to go to the nurse every day to have my dressing changed and I was on very strong antibiotics.”

Angela from South Lincolnshire and Pam, who lives near Scunthorpe, have spoken about their spider bite ordeals. | Screenshot: BBC Look North

Pam from near Scunthorpe said: “I was bitten three to four weeks ago. It was very red, very sore. I used applications to try and get it to go down.

“It did initially, then came back up again. It’s only now just gone down and I can still see the mark where I was bitten.”

Brian, from the village of Willoughby in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, added: “I was bitten by a spider many years ago and have felt the need to fight crime ever since.”


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