What spider is this?

Reading, United Kingdom

I came across this spider in the garden and I'm just very curious as to what kind of spider this is? I've tried having a look myself but no luck, so if anyone could identify it would be much appreciated! Sorry about the photo quality, I literally just snapped it up fast on my phone.

Thanks in advance!

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Minot, ND

There are two spiders in Britain that have this general appearance, the woodlouse spider (http://www.uksafari.com/woodlousespiders.htm) and the tube web spider (http://www.uksafari.com/florentina.htm). Given it was found in your garden it more likely is a woodlouse spider, but an image showing a clear view of its chelicerae ('fangs') would be helpful in confirming this.

Reading, United Kingdom

Thank you for the quick reply and for the information. I forgot to mention that the spider was quite slow moving and after your helpful information I to believe it is possibly the woodlouse spider. Although this has left me very intrigued so I will be keeping my eye out for its return or if I come across any others. Will be sure to get some clearer photographs if I do.

Thanks again!

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