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Millionaire ‘nightmare neighbour’ imprisoned over huge man cave now causing further misery after release

Emma Guinness

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Millionaire ‘nightmare neighbour’ imprisoned over huge man cave now causing further misery after release

Man caves are everywhere, from student halls to garden sheds, but one millionaire went so over the top with his that he was jailed.

Graham Wildin, 70, has been branded a 'nightmare neighbour' because of his 10,000-square-foot man cave that comes complete with its own bowling alley, cinema, casino and bar.

Now, he's reportedly causing havoc again after being released from prison.

Wildin was jailed for six weeks because of his man cave. Credit: SWNS
Wildin was jailed for six weeks because of his man cave. Credit: SWNS

After failing to demolish the illegally constructed space, he found himself behind bars for six weeks in August.

This came after he hit the headlines in April when neighbours complained that he was also adding a swimming pool to his man cave.

However, they can be 'permitted developments', which means that in one instance, at least, Wildin might not have needed permission.

But Wildin's love of boys' toys goes beyond simply having a giant, lavish man cave, he's also got a fleet of luxury cars that are making his neighbours' lives a misery – especially since his release from jail.

One upset neighbour said: "He's not very well liked.

''He's upset everybody on this road by flouting planning rules and then parking his collection of classic cars everywhere."

The man cave is a sight to behold from above. Credit: SWNS
The man cave is a sight to behold from above. Credit: SWNS

Neighbours have now claimed that Wildin is using CCTV to check when they've left their parking spaces on the street so that he can take their spot with one of his own cars.

One anonymous neighbour said: "He literally watches people all the time. We are really up in arms about this.

"We're trying to have a camera fitted on the street to do to him what he's doing to us.

"It was pretty bad before he went to prison but since he has come out, it’s just got worse. We thought maybe a taste of jail might make him see sense.

"He was in Cardiff prison – he wasn't in an open prison. He was in a proper tough prison.

"But he has obviously been sat in there thinking 'how can I get at these neighbours even more?'"

Another neighbour claimed: "You go to work or to the shops thinking 'oh God, I hope he's not plonked a Porsche outside the house'."

Wildin removed the bar and the casino, but he still in trouble with the law. Credit: SWNS
Wildin removed the bar and the casino, but he still in trouble with the law. Credit: SWNS

Wildin initially bought what was dubbed Britain's 'best man cave' back in 2013 for £230,000, and he was given until April 2020 to demolish the building after he failed to get the correct planning permission.

However, he refused to do so, explaining that he could not afford the cost – a reported £720,000.

He was then given a new deadline to remove the cave and told in April 2021 that he had 18 weeks to strip it of water, gas, electricity and fittings.

However, when it was investigated last August, only the casino and bar had been removed and the rest of the requested removals had not been carried out.

After being released from prison, Wildin was given another 18 weeks to render the man cave unusable or he will have to return to court.

LADbible has reached out to Forest of Dean District Council for comment.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: UK News

Emma Guinness
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