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Neighbors despair as millionaire who built ‘Britain’s best man cave’ is released from prison

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A millionaire imprisoned for illegally building Britain’s best man cave has been released from prison – and his neighbors say he’s already become a nuisance.

Graham Wildin, 70, of Cinderford, Gloucestershire, was jailed for six weeks in August after failing to comply with a court order issued in June 2021.

The accountant was jailed after he installed a bowling alley, cinema, casino and bar in the luxury extension of his house eight years ago without planning permission.

Neighbors were also outraged after his collection of classic motorcycles reportedly blocked the street, preventing them from parking.

Now he’s out of jail and locals say he seems as “belligerent” as ever and that he’s starting to cause trouble with his cars again.

Accountant Graham Wildin (pictured), 70, spent six weeks in jail for contempt of court after he refused the private leisure complex which includes a cinema, gym, casino (pictured), bar and bowling alley at his home in Cinderford , Gloucestershire, to be demolished.

The accountant was jailed after he installed a bowling alley, cinema, casino and bar in the luxury extension of his house eight years ago without planning permission.  Pictured: Aerial view of the huge 'man cave' built by Mr. Wildin in his backyard

The accountant was jailed after he installed a bowling alley, cinema, casino and bar in the luxury extension of his house eight years ago without planning permission. Pictured: Aerial view of the huge ‘man cave’ built by Mr. Wildin in his backyard

Neighbors were also outraged after his collection of classic motorcycles reportedly blocked the street, preventing them from parking

Neighbors were also outraged after his collection of classic motorcycles reportedly blocked the street, preventing them from parking

Now he's out of jail and locals say he seems as 'belligerent' as ever and he's starting to cause trouble with his cars again

Now he’s out of jail and locals say he seems as ‘belligerent’ as ever and he’s starting to cause trouble with his cars again

After his release, locals claim a Porsche has already been parked right behind a Bentley on the street, making parking on Meendhurst Road even more difficult.  Pictured: The front of Wildin .'s house

After his release, locals claim a Porsche has already been parked right behind a Bentley on the street, making parking on Meendhurst Road even more difficult. Pictured: The front of Wildin .’s house

After his release, locals claim a Porsche has already been parked right behind a Bentley on the street, making parking on Meendhurst Road even more difficult.

The furious neighbors also allege that the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family business, is being rented out to large parties.

They say his rental will bring additional holiday traffic to an already crowded residential road clogged with classic cars.

A neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous, says: ‘It hasn’t made any difference. He’s just as combative.

Outraged residents say they met with police and city council members trying to find a solution but the problem is still not solved.

“The authorities keep telling us that their hands are tied, but below the surface it is happening, but in the meantime everything remains the same,” said a neighbor.

The furious neighbors also allege that the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family business, is being rented out to large parties.  Mr Wildin is pictured in the casino of the house

The furious neighbors also allege that the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family business, is being rented out to large parties. Mr Wildin is pictured in the casino of the house

The furious neighbors also allege that the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family business, is being rented out to large parties.

The furious neighbors also allege that the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family business, is being rented out to large parties.

Residents say his rental is bringing extra holiday traffic to an already crowded residential road clogged with classic cars

Residents say his rental is bringing extra holiday traffic to an already crowded residential road clogged with classic cars

A neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous, says: 'It hasn't made any difference.  He's just as combative'

A neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous, says: ‘It made no difference. He’s just as combative’

Outraged residents say they have met with police and city councilors to try to find a solution, but the problem is still unresolved.  Mr Wildin is pictured in the house

Outraged residents say they have met with police and city councilors to try to find a solution, but the problem is still unresolved. Mr Wildin is pictured in the house

Wildin was jailed for six weeks for failing to demolish the 10,000-square-foot complex that housed his man cave

Wildin was jailed for six weeks for failing to demolish the 10,000-square-foot complex that housed his man cave

The eight-year battle began after the Forest of Dean District Council filed a case against him over his 'man's den', which he built in 2014 without planning permission

The eight-year battle began after the Forest of Dean District Council filed a case against him over his ‘man’s den’, which he built in 2014 without planning permission

Wildin was jailed for six weeks after he failed to demolish the 10,000-square-foot complex with his man cave.

The eight-year battle began after the Forest of Dean District Council filed a case against him over his ‘man’s den’, which he built in 2014 without planning permission.

In November 2018, the municipality was banned from Wildin and ordered to demolish it.

He was originally given until April 2020 to demolish the building, but he defied the order and stuck with it.

It was then that Mr Wildin told the court that a court order would ruin him – he stated that demolishing the man cave would cost him £720,000.

MailOnline reported in April that family members or neighbors would now have to give permission for the bulldozers to pass over their land to reach Wildin’s man cave and forcibly take it down.

Neighbors on Meendhurst Road said in April it feels like Wildin is “doubling down on them” because of their objections to his refusal to follow the rules.

Last year, the Court of Appeals rejected his request to quash a suspended prison sentence imposed for failing to remove the structure.

The court also set a deadline of March 10, 2022 to demolish it or warned him that he would be jailed.

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