I live in Cheveley, Suffolk & the photo was taken here in my house. I actually retrieved the spider from my washing machine after it had been on a normal wash cycle for 45 mins and the spider was still moving after this!
I'm stuck on this one. But I wonder if it's a common species that looks different due to having been through the washing machine - e.g. maybe it's lost it's hair.
It does look superficially like a woodlouse spider (as Big Ma suggests) but, amongst other differences, the eyes are more spread out and it has some long spines on its legs which Dysdera lacks.
How big is it? Is it still alive?
Unfortunately it is not alive but my mother contacted someone at the natural history museum who has asked us to send it in to be looked at under the microscope. It has now been sent so awaiting answer so I will keep you all updated.
We are still waiting for the specimen. I thought the eyes would place this in the Liocranidae, but with those big fangs and long front legs it looks like one of the Clubionidae, maybe Cheiracanthium? Stuart will examine the specimen, he is the expert. We will let you know.
Thanks for letting us know - I did wonder what had happened about this one. Now you give the ID it seems sort of obvious but the angle of the picture showing those huge jaws had me baffled.
Incidentally, is it Meta menardi or Meta bourneti? Although the former is more common in the UK as a whole it hasn't been recorded in Suffolk according to its map on the Spider Recording Scheme pages. See -