Thank you for confirming my ID . This spider had what appeared to be a male 'suitor' attempting to approach her at the time I took this photograph. The second spider which I thought perhaps a male was much slimmer and sleeker but with similar colouration.
Today 26/08/2017 again out photographing hoverflies I came across another of these spiders a short distance away from the first reported specimen together with what appeared to be an attentive male. Grid Ref. SS60293148 The larger of the two spiders which I assume is the female was exactly the same in appearance as the one I photographed yesterday and again the one I assume to be male was similar in pattern and colour but much slimmer. Perhaps these are not as uncommon as we think but I suppose if we have a breeding community in this area and considering the number of young they can have we may well have a thriving population of them here in Landkey ? Many thanks. John