Everything we know after Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh shot dead in Edinburgh's West End

Former boxer and Trainspotting T2 actor Bradley Welsh has died after being shot in Edinburgh’s West End.

Thursday, 18th April 2019, 1:02 am
Updated Thursday, 18th April 2019, 1:09 am
Images from the scene
Images from the scene

Here is everything we know so far:

- Armed officers were sent to Chester Street at around 8.35pm, with part of the road cordoned off from Walker Street to Manor Place.

- Multiple police vehicles are in attendance, including a dog unit as well as ambulances and paramedics.

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Images from the scene

- Officers have allegedly told residents to stay indoors, with the cordon having been extended as far back as Drumsheugh Gardens.

- One resident, Alasdair Morton, 46, said: “They (Police) said ‘there’s a gunshot wound to the head somewhere’. We could still hear noises that suggested there was a situation still going on.”

- Two people are understood to have identified themselves as family members to police at the scene.

- Ambulance Incident Response Unit has now left the scene.

- On arrival of emergency services a man was found seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene.

- His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing.

- The deceased is Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh.

- Anyone who believes they have any relevant information should contact police immediately.

Keep checking back to the EEN website for latest updates as we get them