Mole Man William Lyttle in financial hole

An Irishman who dug a labyrinth of tunnels under his London home is in a financial hole after being ordered to pay around £300,000 (€373,000) to stop it collapsing. Retired civil engineer William Lyttle (77) has been dubbed “mole man” because he excavated hundreds of feet under his home and beneath nearby pavements in London.

Irish Independent: Tunnel case puts man in a hole »

Guardian: After 40 years’ burrowing, Mole Man of Hackney is ordered to stop (2006)
The Times: Mole Man faces £100,000 bill for undermining the neighbourhood (2006)
Wikipedia: Mole Man In Popular Culture

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