Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh shot dead

Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh shot dead

Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh shot dead

T2 Trainspotting star and former boxer Bradley Welsh is dead following a shooting near his home in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh paid an emotional tribute to his friend Welsh on Twitter.

The writer tweeted: "Goodbye my fantastic and attractive friend".

Welsh was best known for his portrayal of gangland figure Doyle in T2 Trainspotting.

As well as his film work, Welsh was involved in charity projects in Edinburgh, including his Holyrood Boxing Gym that tries to steer young people away from crime.

Tragic reports emerged this morning that actor and hardman Bradley Welsh was shot dead in Edinburgh.

Police have launched a murder investigation and, in a statement released today, they provided a description of the suspect which said: "He is described as being between 20 and 30-years-old, between 5ft 10ins and 6ft tall, with a slim build and tanned complexion". Officers will continue to provide a high-visibility presence in the area to engage with the public, offer reassurance and gather information that can assist with this investigation.

'I would ask that anyone who was within Chester Street or the west end of Edinburgh on Wednesday evening, and who saw anyone, or anything suspicious, to contact the police immediately.

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

A neighbour attempted to perform first aid and emergency teams responded but Mr Welsh died at the scene.

He was the British ABA lightweight boxing champion in 1993.

Fraser Walker, chief operating officer of Boxing Scotland, said: "The Boxing Scotland family is extremely shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of Bradley".

Fans of ITV's The Chase were in shock as the news broke, mistakenly believing it was quiz show host Bradley Walsh who had been gunned down.

We'll update as more details come to light, but in the meantime, our thoughts go out to Welsh's family and friends at this time.

One woman posted a picture of her and friends alongside Welsh in a boxing ring, saying: "You to me are my treasure, you to me are dear".

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