A MOLE catcher has made almost £2million in lockdown after he invested in a firm developing a possible treatment for coronavirus.

Andrew West, 54, struck gold with a British company called Avacta.

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He invested £350,000 in April and watched it rise to just under £1.9million.

The firm’s virus test looks set to go into mass production.

Its scientists also found chemicals in the test block the bug.

Andy, of Bridgwater, Somerset, said: “It took me 54 years to make my first million and I reckon I can make another in the next 54 days.”

“I’d had this company on my watch list for a while and I thought it was time to take a closer look at what they were doing and I discovered they were developing a test for the disease.

He added: “I spent about four weeks working round the clock researching every little detail of the company, how it worked, what it was trying to do and how likely it was to succeed.”

Andy has no intention of cashing out and pocketing his profit just yet.

He said: "I'm going to keep watching the money go up and up. £1.9million isn't bad, but it'll be better when it's £10million.

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