A man has found ''the biggest hoard of his life'' after discovering more than 1,000 silver coins behind a pub.



Luke Mahoney has spent a decade trying to find treasure with his metal detector before he made the discovery in a field behind the pub in the village of Lindsey, Suffolk.

He said: That feeling of scraping the dirt away and seeing the coins is indescribable.''

Mahoney revealed that he had found a gold coin and a sixpence in the morning before heading to the pub for lunch, before discovering the haul as he returned to his search.

He explained how he ''almost immediately hit this signal and I pulled out this Charles I coin. Then I hit another signal, and another.''

The 40-year-old added: ''They were everywhere. It was pandemonium.''

The hoard is thought to be worth at least £100,000.