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I can see 12 spots (6 on the side facing the camera).
Yes it does have 12 spots but the number of spots is variable - UK Ladybird site specifies that this can vary between 0 and 15 spots. The picture of the this form in the FSC Ladybird guide shows it with 12 spots.
What we do not have in this photograph is a idea of this ladybird's size. 10-spots are much smaller than Harlequins.
No doubt we will get a definitive identification in due course.
Yes, 10-spot - well-marked individuals of form decempunctata frequently have an extra spot on the edge of the elytra at the back, as here, as an addition to their usual 1-3-1 spot pattern. Harlequin has a 1-3-3-1 pattern of spots on each elytron, and a slightly different arrangement on the pronotum
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It was very small
Lat/Lng: 52.1, -6.7
OS grid ref: SL782550