Insect Identification please

It seemed more purple in person. I have never seen a bug like this before. Found in my garden in the UK
Thank you

The intent is that you use the main site for identifications; relatively few people patronise the forums, so you’re more likely to find someone who knows it on the main site. (If you don’t already have one, you’ll need a separate logon for the main site - a side effect of using 3rd party software for the forums.)

[I think that it’s a seven-spot ladybird larva (Coccinella septempunctata), but it’s not in my field of expertise.]

Agreed on both counts.

Thanks for the advise and the answer.

SUCH a good picture and observation AW1989 PLEASE Add the Observation and the ID in the main site.