Police watchdog probes death of Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh who was shot ...

Police watchdog probes actions of officers in lead-up to death of Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh who was shot dead 'in £10,000 gangland hit' outside his Edinburgh flat Welsh, 48, was shot and killed as he walked down the stairs to his flat on April 17 Two men were arrested and have been released pending further enquiries The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner will probe actions taken by police before Welsh was shot 

By Harry Howard For Mailonline

Published: 13:25 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 13:39 BST, 3 May 2019

A police watchdog has launched an investigation into the actions of officers before the death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh.

Officers launched a murder investigation after Mr Welsh, 48, was shot as he walked down the stairs to his Edinburgh flat last month.

Two men were arrested in connection with his death and have been released pending further inquiries.

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A police watchdog has launched an investigation into the actions of officers before the death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

A police watchdog has launched an investigation into the actions of officers before the death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

Today it was confirmed the actions taken by police before Mr Welsh was shot will be probed by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC), following a referral by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

A spokesman for the PIRC said: 'We are investigating the actions of the police prior to the death of Bradley Welsh, 48, in Edinburgh on April 17 2019.

'The matter was referred to the PIRC for investigation by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and a

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