Man accused of murdering Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

Sean Orman is alleged to have used a shotgun to kill the 48-year-old outside his home in Edinburgh.

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering Trainspotting T2 actor Bradley Welsh in a shooting outside his Edinburgh home.

Sean Orman, 29,  is alleged to have killed the 48-year-old on April 17 last year by firing a loaded shotgun at him at an address in the city’s Chester Street.

It is also alleged that he previously evinced malice and ill will towards the gym boss.

Mr Orman is also alleged to have attacked two men with a machete a month before Mr Welsh died.

He appeared via video link and denied all charges against him.

Defence counsel Ian Duguid QC told the High Court in Edinburgh: “He pleads not guilty to the indictment.”

The Crown has brought a total of 15 charges against Orman on the indictment, including an attempt to defeat the ends of justice following the attempted murder on March 13 by setting fire to an Audi A5 car at Harperrig Way in a bid to destroy evidence.

He also faces charges of resetting stolen cars on various dates and possession of heroin and diazepam on April 22.

Orman is also alleged on that date to have failed to stop for a uniformed police officer on the city bypass.

He is also charged with dangerous driving on the same date by driving in excess of speed limits and on the opposing carriageway at streets in the city, including an allegation that he drove at speeds of up to 123mph on the bypass while being directed to stop by a police vehicle.

Mr Duguid told the court that a trial in the case was estimated to take four weeks.

The judge, Lord Beckett, said that he would normally be fixing a trial today but that was impossible because of the pandemic. 

He continued the case until August 5 in Glasgow when he said he hoped to set a trial date.

Mr Welsh starred alongside Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner in the 2017 movie sequel T2 Trainspotting, playing the gangland figure Mr Doyle.

He also featured in an episode of the TV series Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men.

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