Trainspotting 2 star dies in Edinburgh shooting

Actor Bradley Welsh has been shot dead near his home in the West End of Edinburgh.

He appeared in Trainspotting 2 alongside Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner, playing the gang figure Mr Doyle.

The 42-year-old was also a former British boxing champion, winning the ABA lightweight title, and reformed football hooligan who once appeared on an episode of Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men. He was involved in charity projects in the Scottish capital, helping young people stay clear of crime by getting involved in his Holyrood Boxing Gym.