SPIDER-MAN was hitting the streets of Witney in 2013.

He wasn't fighting the Green Goblin or Venom but instead ridding homes of eight-legged creatures.

Richard Asher took up the role of professional spider catcher in the guise of the Marvel Comics character.

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The 34-year-old said: "I am always catching spiders in my house and have always been the one that people come to get rid of them.

"So my friend said in the pub one night that I should take it up as a career.

"Most people forget about things like that but I took it as more of a challenge and I ordered the costume."