Police reveal details of Bradley Welsh murder suspect

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Police have released a description of a man suspected of killing Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh who was shot on his doorstep.

The 48-year-old father was killed with a shot to the head as he walked down the stairs to his Edinburgh flat on Wednesday.

Police believe Mr Welsh was the victim of a targeted attack by a man who fled the scene on foot.

Detectives have described the man they are looking for as aged from 20 to 30, between 5ft 10ins and 6ft tall, with a slim build and tanned complexion who was casually dressed and wearing a baseball cap.

Detective Superintendent Allan Burton said: “I want to once again convey my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Bradley Welsh and reiterate my commitment to bringing those responsible for his murder to justice.

“Someone out there will know who committed this crime and I want you to search your conscience and do the right thing.

“A family are grieving for the loss of their son, brother, partner and father and they need answers.

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“If you can help with this investigation then please contact us immediately.

Image: Armed police and forensic detectives at the scene in Chester Street on Wednesday. Pic: Rex

“I also want to emphasise to the communities of Edinburgh that this incident is being treated as a targeted attack and murders, especially those involving a firearm, remain extremely rare.

“The capital remains a safe place to live, work and visit and, while this investigation continues, uniformed officers will maintain a high-visibility presence in the Chester Street and the West End to offer reassurance and engage with local residents and business staff.”

Police were called to Chester Street in the west end of the city at about 8pm following reports of multiple gunshots.

The actor’s partner and young daughter were at home in the flat when he was killed.

Floral tributes are left at the scene of the shooting of Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh at Chester Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 18, 2019. The actor, who also appeared in an episode of Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men, was reportedly killed in Edinburgh on Wednesday. See PA story POLICE Shooting. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Image: Flowers were left at the scene

As well as his film work, Welsh was involved in charity projects in Edinburgh, including his Holyrood Boxing Gym that tries to steer young people away from crime.

Welsh starred alongside Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle in T2 Trainspotting, playing gangland figure Mr Doyle.

He was friends with author Irvine Welsh, who said his “heart was broken” over his death.

Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting - Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Image: Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle were reunited in T2

The writer tweeted: “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.”

Welsh also appeared on an episode of Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men in 2008.

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