05/06/2016 11:58 BST

'EastEnders' Star Gillian Taylforth's Fiance David Fairbairn In Medical Emergency After Drink Spiked With Rohypnol

David was taken ill at the British Soap Awards.


'EastEnders' star Gillian Taylforth has faced fresh anguish, with her fiancé David Fairbairn having to have emergency medical treatment after his drink was allegedly spiked with date rape drug Rohypnol at last week's British Soap Awards. 

The Sun reports that David, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment, was found unconscious in a gutter after the event, which took place in London on Saturday night. 

Gillian was glowing for the Soap Awards, but is said to be horrified by what happened to her fiance that night

Doctors found large traces of the drug in his blood, and police are now reported to be checking CCTV of the party David attended before the Awards to see how this happened. 

A source tells the Sun: “He remembers nothing beyond the bar, where the cast were all drinking in a roped-off VIP area.

“The police are treating this very seriously because for a man with David’s health problems, the outcome could have been far worse than it was.”

Gillian has been engaged to David since 2013. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer before meeting the 'EastEnders' star.  

Gillian's character Kathy Beale returned from the dead in a much-hyped episode last year which found her come face to face with Nemesis Sharon Mitchell.

The actress previously appeared in Channel 4 soap ‘Hollyoaks’ and has also been a participant on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.

Geoff Knights, Gillian’s ex-partner and father of her two children, died of stomach cancer in 2013.

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