Gillian Taylforth’s ex-fiancé Dave Fairbairn solely survived being shot within the abdomen after the gun used ‘misfired’.
The 64-year-old was shot on the street after he allegedly met gangsters who had threatened to burn down the home of the EastEnders actress.
Gillian, additionally 64, was attributable to marry Dave in December final yr however referred to as a halt to the connection, although the pair have remained mates.
The pair beforehand cut up in 2017 however their romance blossomed once more and after hooking again up, determined that they might tie the knot, although it was to not be.
Dave, who’s on police bail over an alleged hashish manufacturing unit at his house, reportedly met gangsters in woodlands close to Enfield.
He was shot at shut vary however had a fortunate escape because the bullet missed his very important organs and he after being rushed to hospital, underwent emergency surgical procedure to have it eliminated.
The Solar has reported that police have quizzed Fairbairn concerning the incident, wherein he allegedly insisted that he was making an attempt to guard Gilian’s life.
The actress, who performed Kathy Beale within the BBC cleaning soap, is claimed to be in shock at what has occurred.
A good friend of Dave informed The Solar that he mentioned that after listening to a bang, who heard “numerous clicking.”
Dave apparently believes “the set off was being pulled repeatedly.”
His pal mentioned that he feels fortunate as “some individuals discovered me and referred to as the ambulance.”
Reflecting from his hospital mattress, the pal mentioned that Dave is “starting to understand how severe that is,” and that his solely intention was to guard Gillian and his household from any extra threats.”
He lately informed mates of demise threats aimed toward each him and the previous Footballers’ Wives actress in accordance with the publication.
A supply mentioned: “There have been individuals warning Dave they’ll go after Gillian and burn down her house to get to him.
“Dave wished it sorted out at a gathering on Sunday night.
“There have been raised voices, an argument after which the gun went off. He’s been a really fortunate boy.”
Dave had beforehand served seven years behind bars for a medicine conviction.
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