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Boy, 2, bitten by spider hiding in Aldi bananas

22 February 2016

A toddler was temporarily paralysed after being bitten by a spider hiding in a bunch of Aldi bananas.

Two year old Evan Waters, of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, spent two days in hospital after being bitten on his fingers.

"It was horrifying to think my boy was hospitalised because of a spider hiding in the bananas,” said mother, Kellie Knight, in comments to the Mirror. “It was absolutely terrifying.”

Ms Knight said she didn’t know whether the spider was a Huntsman, Tarantula or Black Widow, as it had scuttled off soon after delivering the bite. 

The Mirror reported that Aldi had given the family £400 in cash, as well as four free hampers. 

A spokesman for Aldi said: “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare and we take them seriously.”

“We have apologised to the customer and are investigating this incident with our suppliers.”


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