Danny Dyer pays tribute to ‘good soul’ Bradley Welsh after T2 Trainspotting star was killed in Edinburgh shooting

Danny Dyer has paid tribute to late boxer Bradley Welsh (Picture: Instagram/Danny Dyer)

Danny Dyer has shared his sadness over the death of one of his documentary stars, Bradley Welsh.

The 41-year-old Football Factory actor paid tribute to ‘good soul’ Bradley, 42, whom he worked with 2006 and 2008.

Bradley, who starred in T2 Trainspotting, was killed in a shooting in his native Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Reacting to the news, Danny said: ‘So sad to hear the news about Bradley Welsh. A good soul with a massive heart. A massive loss. Rest in Peace my old son.’

Welsh first worked together on a six-part documentary called The Real Football Factories in 2006.

Ex-convict Welsh identified himself as a ‘football hooligan’ as Danny’s film explored the real men behind football’s greatest rivalries.

Later, in December 2008, Danny revisited Welsh to profile the one-time British ABA Lightweight boxing champion for Season 1 of his TV show, Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men.

In the show, Welsh claimed to be ‘Britain’s youngest criminal mastermind’ at 17, who ‘ran the streets’ of Edinburgh.

Danny profiled Bradley as part of his 2008 TV series, Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men (Picture: Bravo)

Welsh previously served time for extortion and firearms but moved into charity work, helping young people stay out of trouble.

He died earlier this week with reported wounds to the head following a shooting in the West End area at around 8pm.

A statement from police said his death was being treated as ‘suspicious’ and inquiries would continue.

Aside from his notoriety within Edinburgh, Welsh went on to land a part in the 2017 sequel to cult classic Trainspotting, thanks to his friendship with author Irvine Welsh.

Irvine led the tributes on Thursday, saying he had lost an ‘amazing and beautiful’ friend.

Tweeting a picture of Welsh, Irvine wrote: ‘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.’

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