Ex-boxer, Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh murdered, shot in the head


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Former professional boxer and Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh has been executed at the age of 48.

Welsh was gunned down in his home city of Edinburgh, with police reporting the incident took place in Chester Street.

The 8-1 puncher, who turned pro in 1994 before retiring four years later, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was shot in the head.

An eye witness described to the BBC what police had told residents in the area.

“I came out the house and we were told to go back in. Around three police cars and a black van drove along the street and the traffic then stopped,” Morton told the BBC.

“I initially thought it was a police escort then when I had a look there must have been a dozen or so police with guns pushing the traffic back.

“We’ve not been told anything but police waved through some ambulances.

“They said ‘there’s a gunshot wound to the head somewhere’. We could still hear noises that suggested there was a situation still going on.”


Starring alongside a host of Hollywood actors in ‘T2 Trainspotting’, Welsh had previous credits in ‘The Boxer from Somewhere Else’ and ‘Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men’.

In the 2017 release of the Trainspotting sequel, Welsh played a gangland boss in Doyle.

Irvine Welsh, who wrote the original movie and part two, led the tributes to the fallen Scotsman.

“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.”

After getting into trouble as a youth, including admitted football hooliganism, Welsh turned to boxing in order to change his life for the better.

Later on, Welsh tried to help young people do the same by opening a gym in Holyrood.