Bradley Welsh murder: What we know after man arrested following Edinburgh shooting

Former boxer and Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh was gunned down outside his home in Edinburgh last Wednesday night.

Police launched a murder investigation following the shooting in the city’s Chester Street and many people left tributes in the aftermath of the shocking incident. Here is a breakdown of everything we know so far about the murder and what has happened since...

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A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Bradley Welsh. He has since been released pending further inquiries. Pictured is a police van at the scene today. Pic: Ian Georgeson
A prime suspect in the murder may have been spotted near his victim's home more than a week before carrying out the shooting, according to a neighbour. Pic: Ian Georgeson
Pictured on Tuesday, six days on from the murder, lots of scarves - of Hibs and Hearts colours - are draped from the fence close to the scene. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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Hibs fans paid tribute to murdered fan Bradley Welsh with a minute's applause at Easter Road on Sunday, while some young supporters ran onto the pitch . Picture: SNS
A video showing a mural of Bradley Welsh being painted on the Crawford Bridge - or 'Bridge of Doom' - appeared on Irvine Welsh's Instagram account.
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Danny Dyer joined the list of famous names paying tribute to Bradley Welsh. The pair met when Mr Welsh appeared on Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men about 10 years ago. Pic: Ian West/PA.
Tributes are left at the scene on the day after the murder.
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Many people laid flowers outside of Bradley's Holyrood Boxing Gym. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
A lone boxing glove was left hanging outside of Bradley's gym, with a message from 10-year-old Cody McManus who met him through his charity work.
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A shocked member of the public on the scene at Chester Street in Edinburgh a day after the shooting. Pic: SWNS
Floral tributes and Hibs scarves were left near the scene where Bradley Welsh was shot and killed last Wednesday evening on Chester Street. Picture: Greg Macvean
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Irvine Welsh (right) said goodbye to his "amazing friend" Bradley Welsh following the shooting and said his "heart is broken."
Police forensics officers search the basement flat properties along Chester Street the day after the shooting took place . Pic: Lisa Ferguson
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Forensics teams searched the surrounding streets for evidence the day after the shooting. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Police said Welsh arrived outside his Chester Street home after training at his Holyrood Boxing Gym, spoke with a neighbour and then was shot once in the head as he went down the steps.
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Murder investigation launched. Police said it was a targeted attack and that eyewitnesses caught a glimpse of someone fleeing the scene towards Walker Street. Pic: Jane Barlow/PA
It emerges that the deceased is Bradley Welsh, who played the part of gangster Doyle in Trainsotting 2. Pic: Andrew O'Brien
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Armed police were sent to Chester Street at about 8:35pm on Wednesday, April 17th.
Multiple police vehicles - including a dog unit - attended Chester Street along with paramedics following the shooting at about 8pm on Wednesday, April 17th.