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200 TARANTULAS in van stopped on M5

By Ian Harvey | Crime | Published:

Motorway police had a big shock when they stopped a van on the motorway on the M5 – to find hundreds of tarantulas inside.

One of the tarantulas. Photo: @CMPG

Around 200 of the spiders were packed into tubs in the van which was flagged down by officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group close to Junction 8 of the M5 yesterday.

The arachnids were all healthy and being taken to a reptile show, according to a police spokesman.

Officers 'drew straws' to decide who should investigate.

The van was allowed to continue on its journey.

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey
@IanHarvey_Star

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford

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