Former Emmerdale star Seamus Gubbins faces jail over cannabis farm! Guess we know where he learned horticulture…

Fans of Emmerdale may recall that psycho villain Ray Mullan met his end on Christmas Day in 2002 at the hands of Louis Appleton (Emily Symons) when she bashed him over the head having discovered he was the man who’d been stalking her.

But of course, the major twist was the Louise was dating Ray, and had no idea he’d been tormenting her for all those months. Her mate Terry Woods (Billy Hartman) helped her cover up her part in Ray’s death, but in the end, it of course all came out and Louise’s life was never the same.

You can see a clip of Ray’s demise after the jump, but first, it’s been reported today that Seamus Gubbins – who played Ray – was last night facing up to five years in jail for running a cannabis farm…

Perhaps he learned how to grow plants during his time on the rural show, and if he did, he clearly learned well because when he was arrested, it was found he had 24 cannabis plants – with a value of around £24,000 –growing at his home.

Police didn’t believe his excuse that he was growing them for personal use, and in court yesterday, presiding Judge Davis Fletcher said there was potential for a “more adventurous” operation in what Seamus had done.

The Sun adds, “He told Gubbins he could be jailed for five years if it was a ‘commercial enterprise’.”

Seamus pleaded guilty to growing class B drugs after prosecutor Jo Maxwell said a “significant” amount of equipment had been found at his home in Walton, Liverpool.

The hearing was then adjourned until next month, and Gubbins was granted conditional bail.

Here’s that reminder of Ray’s sticky wicket end…

Louise finds herself terrified and alone at Mill Cottage without Ray to help her. Having seemingly left the stalker for dead, she is terrified when a battered and bloodied figure suddenly appears in the house. Having come this far relatively unscathed, she is determined not to be beaten and summons all her courage to face her enemy head-on — with fatal results. She has little time to take in what has happened before Alan arrives — albeit too late …

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.