A woman's attempt to become the first person to swim non-stop around Anglesey has been called off after she was stung by jellyfish.

Liane Llewellyn Hickling, 34, from Bradford, was pulled out of the water in the Menai Strait on Wednesday night.

She had suffered an allergic reaction after being stung at least six times by Lion's Mane jellyfish.

She was treated at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, and later discharged.

Mrs Llewellyn Hickling set off from Moelfre on Wednesday morning, hoping to complete the 70-mile (112km) course in less than 48 hours, but was forced to give up after 10 hours in the water.Following British Long Distance Swimming Association rules, she was wearing just a swimsuit, swimming hat and goggles.

Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, she said: "I was stung in the first hour of the swim but I carried on because my understanding is that saltwater is the best thing for jellyfish stings so I thought it'll ease if I keep swimming but I just got one sting after another.

"I was getting like a burning sensation all across my body where I'd been stung, it was starting to make me really thirsty.

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