I just found the bug pictured below running up my arm while I was relaxing in bed. Not so relaxed any more! It is roughly 4-5mm in length and is black/grey in colour.
Can anyone help me out?
Probably a beetle, going on what I can see of the body, head and antennae.
But we would need better photos to make a better ID.
If there was only one of them, I wouldn't worry. If it was a beetle, they have no sting and even the most aggressive take a lot of provoking before they'll give you a nip with their mandibles. And I am sure this is not one of the more aggressive ones.
Thank you Mike, it's very reassuring that you don't think it's a bed bug! Here's a slightly better image (but still quite shoddy I'm afraid due to the terrible lighting in my house!)
Thanks again for your help.
here is a short video of a bedbug trying to feed on a dead pigeon.
I'm with Mike, a beetle, and looks like a bruchid (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) from what I can see. These are commonly known as 'Seed beetles' are many species are pests of stored pulses so it may be worth checking store cupboards for holes in dried beans/peas. That said they are out there in the environment so may just be an odd one flown in through an open window - such are the joys of spring.