Bradley Welsh: Man arrested over murder of Trainspotting 2 actor

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh who was shot dead outside his Edinburgh home.

Police Scotland said the suspect had 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.

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 in 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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