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EastEnders’ Gillian Taylforth’s ex-fiance arrested after police raid ‘£850,000 cannabis factory’

EastEnders’ Gillian Taylforth’s ex-fiance arrested after police raid suspected ‘£850,000 cannabis factory at his farm’

  • Dave Fairbairn, 64, was detained alongside two other men on Tuesday this week
  • Cannabis found in outbuildings at the property in Arrington, Cambridgeshire   
  • Total of 1,000 illegal plants and three suspected stolen vehicles impounded

EastEnders’ Gillian Taylforth’s ex-fiance has been arrested after police raided a suspected £850,000 cannabis factory at his farm.  

Dave Fairbairn, 64, was detained alongside two other men on Tuesday at a rural property in Arrington, Cambridgeshire.

Police raided the outbuildings at the farm following a tip-off from the public and found 1,000 illegal plants worth nearly a million pounds. 

Dave Fairbairn, 64, (pictured alongside ex-fiancee EastEnders’ Gillian Taylforth) was detained alongside two other men on Tuesday at a rural property in Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Police raided the outbuildings at the farm following a tip-off from the public and found 1,000 illegal plants (pictured) worth nearly a million pounds

Police raided the outbuildings at the farm following a tip-off from the public and found 1,000 illegal plants (pictured) worth nearly a million pounds 

The raid on the farm, which has Fairbairn's name on the Land Registry records, also saw three suspected stolen vehicles impounded. Pictured: Outbuildings at the farm

The raid on the farm, which has Fairbairn’s name on the Land Registry records, also saw three suspected stolen vehicles impounded. Pictured: Outbuildings at the farm

The raid on the farm, which has Fairbairn’s name on the Land Registry records, also saw three suspected stolen vehicles impounded.  

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: ‘We have uncovered a cannabis factory in Arrington worth more than an estimated £850,000.

‘Two men aged 32 and 37 attempted to run off when police arrived but were detained and arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and immigration offences.

‘A third man, aged 64, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and handling stolen goods. They all remain in custody.’ 

The raid on the farm, which has Fairbairn's name on the Land Registry records, also saw three suspected stolen vehicles impounded

The raid on the farm, which has Fairbairn’s name on the Land Registry records, also saw three suspected stolen vehicles impounded

Gillian Taylforth, who is best known for playing Kathy Beale in Eastenders, first started dating David Fairbairn in 2013

Gillian Taylforth, who is best known for playing Kathy Beale in Eastenders, first started dating David Fairbairn in 2013

Sergeant Rob Taylor said: ‘This find has stopped a substantial amount of illegal drugs finding their way to the streets.

‘It’s vital we get information such as this from the public so we can tackle the production and supply of drugs in the county.’ 

Gillian Taylforth, who is best known for playing Kathy Beale in Eastenders, first started dating David Fairbairn in 2013. 

But the pair called off their engagement in December after sources said that a ‘string of disagreements’ had put their relationship under strain.

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