Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

T2 Trainspotting Actor Bradley Welsh Shot and Killed Near His Home

Actor and former boxer Welsh was found lying seriously injured on a common staircase and died at the scene Murder probe launched into death of Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh by Metro Reporters Published
Lora Ball | 18 April, 2019, 19:45

He was reportedly shot in the head following a confrontation in Edinburgh, according to the The Sun.

Welsh was a former British ABA Lightweight boxing champion with more than 100 knockouts to his name, he also ran the Holyrood Boxing Gym in Edinburgh.

Anyone with information was asked to contact police.

One woman, who did not want to be named, said she was in her flat across the road from the incident when she heard a "massive bang".

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

A fifth wrote: "When you're out the country and not reading news properly from home, and think Bradley WALSH has been shot in Edinburgh, and even worse, you've told a couple of fellow Brits that the presenter of The Chase has been shot".

He previously appeared on the documentary series Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men in 2008.

One man described Welsh as a "huge character" in Edinburgh.

Outpouring of sympathy Tributes left at the scene close to where Welsh was gunned down
Outpouring of sympathy Tributes left at the scene close to where Welsh was gunned down

Resident Alasdair Morton said armed police sealed off the area from Walker Street to Manor Place as someone had suffered a "gunshot wound to the head".

The boxer also owned a gym, Holyrood Boxing Gym, and per Variety was involved in charities that helped keep kids from getting into trouble on the streets.

He is said to have been friends with author Irvine Welsh.

Armed police were called to the scene following reports of a disturbance and the street was cordoned off.

"We've not been told anything but police waved through some ambulances".

Edinburgh Evening News editor Liam Rudden honored Welsh on Twitter writing, "Remembering Bradley Welsh as a man who was passionate about what he believed in and his community". Goodbye my wonderful and lovely friend.

Many others paid tribute to Welsh on social media.

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

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