Man Who Appeared On Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men Shot Dead In Edinburgh
A man who appeared in Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men and T2 Trainspotting has been shot dead in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bradley Welsh, 42, was found seriously injured on the street near his house yesterday (Wednesday) evening and died at the scene.
Armed police were called to the scene following reports of a disturbance and the street was cordoned off.
A police spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh received a report of a disturbance in Chester Street at around 8pm on Wednesday 17th April.
"On arrival of emergency services a man was found seriously injured and sadly passed away at the scene. His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing.
"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.
"Anyone who believes they have any relevant information should contact police immediately."
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.
He appeared on Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men in 2008, describing himself in the episode as a 'born leader'. He went on to play Mr Doyle in Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting, which is a sequel based on the novel, Trainspotting, written by Irvine Welsh.
The author paid tribute to his 'beautiful friend' on Twitter.
He said: "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."
Many others paid tribute to Welsh on social media.
One person said: "Devastating news about Brad Welsh tonight, a huge character in Scottish amateur boxing and the Hibernian support and someone who contributed a great deal to society through his charitable work and boxing gym. RIP."
Another added: "Devastating news that Bradley Welsh has been killed. He was a man of the community, ran Holyrood Boxing Gym and involved in various charities, aiming to improve the lives of Edinburgh's working class kids. Thoughts are with his family and friends."
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