Somme idiot’s dug up pitch!

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THE hunt is on for a hu­man mole look­ing for buried trea­sure who’s been dig­ging up a town’s play­ing fields, leav­ing it look­ing like “the Somme”.

Hun­dreds of small craters, holes and piles of earth have made the re­cre­ation ground in un­playable for foot­ballers and other sports fans, and dan­ger­ous for peo­ple walk­ing their dogs.

The mole has also been un­earthing the grounds of a community cen­tre and a school’s sixth form cen­tre, ap­par­ently scour­ing the ground with a metal de­tec­tor, dig­ging up his finds and not both­er­ing to fill in the holes.

Now town lead­ers in Thorn­bury, Glos, have de­ter­mined to iden­tify the cul­prit and bring him or her to jus­tice.

Town clerk Ju­dith Payne said: “Some­body could trip on one of the holes. It’s dan­ger­ous.”

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