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US NewsMan held over murder of Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh

15:36  23 april  2019
15:36  23 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh, 42, dies after being shot in the head on Edinburgh street Bradley Welsh, 42, (pictured) was gunned down in the affluent West End area of the city at around 8pm on Wednesday and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The area was put on lockdown after the shooting and police are appealing for help with tracing the gunman. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Welsh Welsh was made famous after playing a gangland boss in Trainspotting 2 who owns several seedy saunas around Edinburgh.

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Man held over murder of Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh © Rex Features Bradley Welsh appeared in the film Trainspotting 2 and also owned a boxing gym in Edinburgh. Pic: Rex A man has been arrested after Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead outside his Edinburgh home.

Police said the suspect has been released pending further inquiries.

Welsh, 48, was killed by a shot to the head as he walked down a set of stairs outside his flat on Wednesday.

His partner and young daughter were inside the property at the time.

Detective Superintendent Allan Burton said: "Thankfully they were unaware - they never heard the bang, if you like."

Welsh was found lying on the set of steps at around 8pm and died at the scene.

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Welsh was shot from behind outside his home seconds after he chatted to a neighbour in Edinburgh's plush West End. Murdered actor Bradley Welsh stars as gangland kingpin Mr Doyle in gripping Trainspotting 2 scene. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team?

A man has been charged in connection with the murder of T 2 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh in Edinburgh in April. The 48-year-old actor and former boxer died after being shot on Chester Street in the city's west end on April 17.

Edinburgh Police said in a statement after the arrest: "This investigation is continuing and anyone who has information, but has yet to come forward, is asked to do so immediately."

Welsh starred alongside Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle in T2 Trainspotting, playing gangland figure Mr Doyle.

He was friends with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh who said his "heart was broken".

The writer tweeted: "Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend.

"Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way."

Welsh also appeared on an episode of Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men in 2008.

He was reportedly a former British ABA lightweight boxing champion and became involved in charity projects in the Scottish capital, including helping young people stay away from a life of crime through his Holyrood Boxing Gym.

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Welsh was shot dead outside his flat in Edinburgh's New Town on Wednesday, April 17 at 8pm. The 48-year-old, who starred in T2 Trainspotting, was chatting to a neighbour when the killer walked up and opened fire. Father-of-one Welsh died at the scene. © Daily Record Police released CCTV of a Ford Kuga in their probe into Bradley Welsh's murder Welsh was a former football casual who owned a successful boxing club in the capital.

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