‘UK’s biggest man cave’ neighbours fume at twist in owner’s latest legal battle

Locals are fuming again after the latest twist in the saga of a millionaire who built the "UK's biggest man cave".

Mr Graham Wildin built the extension in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, fitted with a bowling alley, poker rooms and mancave essentials, without planning permission over a decade ago and the former accountant refused to tear it down.

Wildin, 70, was locked up last year for failing to comply with a court order to decommission the building.

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He lost his latest court battle yesterday after three High Court judges said it was right to jail him for defying court orders.

During proceedings, he claimed he had sold the complex to a Mexican man for just £1 and produced land registry documents to prove he was no longer the legal owner.

And furious locals took to social media after the verdict to express their irritation at Wildin's continuous refusal to dismantle the building.

One wrote: "There's loads of people waiting for planning permission and it's not cheap, why does he think he's above the law when he's more able to afford to more to a property more suitable to his needs?"

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Another person wrote: "It’s a legal requirement for all land transactions to be undertaken in writing and lodged with the Land Registry – as an accountant this is something he is fully aware so there will be a public record of the transaction."

A search on Gov.UK's land and property information service shows there have been no recent sales of property on Church Road, where Wildin lives, as of March 2.

Other critics expressed their "doubts" about Wildin's claimed sale of the site, with one person writing: "Very convenient.

"Just lock him up and send in scrap merchant's and bulldozers. He thinks he is above everyone else. Sorry to be so harsh. Looks like money talking here."

While another person joked: "The council should now do a compulsory purchase on the cave now, give the new owner £2 – he's doubled his money."

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