POLICE are treating the death of Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh as suspicious.

The actor, who also appeared in an episode of Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men, was reportedly shot dead in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Floral tributes have been laid to the boxer at the scene on Chester Street this morning as police swarm the area.

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Police are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The 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.”

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Welsh appeared in Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men in 2008, where he described himself as a “born leader” in the episode.

The actor later became involved in charity projects in Edinburgh, including helping young people to stay away from a life of crime through his Holyrood Boxing Gym.

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He was reportedly a former British ABA Lightweight boxing champion.