An Irishman who dug a labyrinth of tunnels under his London home is in a financial hole after being ordered to pay around Â£300,000 (â‚¬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.
Guardian: After 40 years’ burrowing, Mole Man of Hackney is ordered to stop (2006)
The Times: Mole Man faces Â£100,000 bill for undermining the neighbourhood (2006)
Wikipedia: Mole Man In Popular Culture