Man sells giant mancave built without planning 'to mystery Mexican man' — who council can't find

An overhead shot of the single-storey extension to Graham WIlden's home
A 71 year old man from Cinderford who went to prison for building an extension to his house claims he can no longer remove the leisure centre he built as he no longer owns it (Image credit: Google Earth)

A business man who built a giant extension to his house that was ordered to be removed claims he is no longer its owner after selling it to a mystery "Mexican gentleman" for £1.

Graham Wildin, 71, from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, built a leisure complex with a range of features such as a bowling alley, casino and squash court for him and his family.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.