Man charged with death of ‘T2: Trainspotting’ actor Bradley Welsh
A man has been charged in connection with the death of T2: Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh who was shot dead in Edinburgh last month.
The actor, who played the role of gangland figure Doyle in the sequel, was killed in Scotland’s capital at the age of 42. Police confirmed that they found a man seriously injured after being called to incident in the city at around 8:00 p.m. He died at the scene.
Now, police have confirmed that a 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of Welsh and will appear in front of Edinburgh’s Sheriff Court later today.
A police statement confirmed: “He is also charged with the attempted murder of a 48-year-old man and the serious assault of a 22-year-old man in Pitcairn Grove on Wednesday March 13. Members of the public are thanked for their assistance with both of these investigations.”
Welsh, who was born in Edinburgh and a former British ABA lightweight boxing champion, starred alongside Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle the Trainspotting film.
Irvine Welsh, writer of Trainspotting 2, took to social media to say: “Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken. 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.”
Prior to his big break on Trainspotting, Welsh had no previous acting experience. In 2009, Welsh was one of the featured men on the docu-series “Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men.”
A huge fan of Hibernian Football Club, locals began leaving scarfs of the team at the location that Welsh had been killed along with flowers and messages of love.
Taking to social media, one woman wrote: “You to me are treasure, you to me are dear. Our coach, our motivator but most importantly our friend, Brad Welsh” in tribute.