Potentially deadly spider found in Noel Gallagher's flight case


Potentially deadly spider found in Noel Gallagher's flight case, dangerous spider in luggageBarcroft Media

Former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher's crew were given a scare as a tropical spider sprung from one of his cases as they prepared to perform at the Jersey Live music festival yesterday afternoon.

The potentially deadly spider, which was black and green, was discovered in an amp by the crew members unpacking the rocker's flight cases and quickly caught in a container.

Concert organisers were so concerned the green-fanged spider was dangerous that they quarantined an area backstage for twenty minutes.

Gallagher and his crew had travelled to countries, like Argentina and Japan, on their world tour, where they may have picked up the unwelcome guest.

Jersey Live spokeswoman, Jayne Houghton, told Barcroft Media that staff immediately set about catching the spider before an area backstage was quarantined.

Luckily there were 12 members of Durrells Wildlife Conservation Trust at the festival who were summoned backstage and took the spider away for analysis.

'Noel had not arrived at the gig and so was blissfully unaware of the panic the spider caused,' said Houghton.

Sarah Nugent, from Durrells based in Jersey, said: 'We are having the spider analysed at the minute.

'We found out that the crew had been to most parts of the world during their tour, including Argentina and Japan.

'But Noel has also been to places like Chelmsford, so the spider could have hitched its ride at any point, or simply walked in from a nearby field here in Jersey.'

Sarah added: 'It was the size of a 50p piece with green fangs. We used the team's laptop to see if we could Google what the spider was.

'There are hundreds of thousands of species of spider worldwide so it is going to be a difficult one to decipher.'

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