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Mole Man banned from home


mole.jpgAn eccentric known as The Mole Man has been banned from his home after digging a 60ft network of tunnels beneath it. William Lyttle, 75, spent 40 years burrowing under his 20-room house, removing 100 cubic metres of earth with a spade and pulleys. It is now feared the street could give way, reports the Daily Mirror.

Philip Wilman, a surveyor for Hackney Council, told Thames magistrates: “There has been movement in the ground. He’s fortunate a London bus is not in his front garden. It’s liable to lead to catastrophe.”

Work at the house in De Beauvoir, East London, could include flooding the tunnels – big enough to stand up in and dropping to a depth of eight metres -with cement.


The Hackney Council is picking up his hotel tab.

August 1, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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