We came across this in our kitchen last week, didn't think much of it at the time so left it there. We have since had our suspicions that it may be a False Widow spider and very much regretting leaving it in our kitchen. Please could someone verify if this indeed a False Widow, the spider has spots on it which makes me unsure what it is?
This looks to me to be a male Steatoda grossa. He's been in the wars a bit. Yes they are a 'False Widow' but not the unfairly infamous Steatoda noblis that our somewhat manipulative national press are currently banging on about. I've blown up and lightened your last photograph.