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Trainspotting 2 actor shot dead in street in Edinburgh

An actor who starred in Trainspotting 2 has died after being shot in the head.

Bradley Welsh was gunned down in a street in Edinburgh’s affluent West End.

The 42-year-old was a reformed football hooligan turned charity worker.

Sources said the father had suffered ‘life-threatening’ wounds to the head, reported the Daily Record.

The former boxer played gangland kingpin Doyle in T2 and was a close friend of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, who paid tribute to the actor.

The writer posted on Twitter: ‘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.’

A spokesman for Police Scotland told 89.7 Bay: ‘We received a report of a disturbance in Chester Street at around 8pm on Wednesday 17 April.

‘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.

‘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.’