Man tells court how accused said he was paid £10,000 to kill actor Bradley Welsh

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The court was also told that the police were warned of plans to murder Mr Welsh a month before his death  - REX
The court was also told that the police were warned of plans to murder Mr Welsh a month before his death - REX

The man accused of murdering T2 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh told another male of how he was being paid £10,000 to kill the actor, a court has heard. 

Bradley Welsh, 48, was fatally shot at his flat in the west end of Edinburgh on April 17 2019.

Giving evidence to the court on Thursday, Dean White, 49, also said that he warned the police of plans to murder Mr Welsh a month before his death.

Sean Orman, 30, has pleaded not guilty to all 15 charges against him, including murder, attempted murder, firearms and drugs offences, and is on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The witness told the court that he had seen the accused at his brother Robert's home in Duddingston Row with a man known as Peem in March 2019 - a few weeks before Mr Welsh was found dead outside his home in the city. 

He said they were speaking about carrying out an attack on a man and his son in the Oxgangs area for money.

He said the accused then claimed he was due to murder Mr Welsh, who ran a boxing gym, for £10,000, which prompted the witness to alert Police Scotland around March 18.

Mr White said: "He brought a wad of cash out and it was like thousands and he had told us that he had seriously assaulted someone in Oxgangs and the guy that he'd assaulted got in the way and that he seriously assaulted his son as well."

The witness then told the court that Mr Orman had claimed to have been paid by Dode Baigrie to carry out the attack.

Mr White added: "He said that his next hit he was getting £10,000 to kill Bradley Welsh. I went to the police and reported this before it happened."

He also said the accused had turned up at his brother’s home with an "old-styled" shotgun, which he was showing off and misfired into the floor of the property.

Mr White said he then told officers about the incident and that they may be able to recover a bullet.

Richard Goddard QC, advocate depute, asked how he had felt about the events in his brother's property.

Mr White said: "Extremely nervous and I went straight to the police station and told them exactly what happened in my brother's house.

"I told them what their plans were, that they were going to get Bradley Welsh and this was a month before the guy got murdered."

The trial, before judge Lord Beckett, continues.

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