Hitman sentenced for 'cowardly and wicked' murder of T2 actor

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  • Sean Orman, 30, was found guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday
  • Mr Welsh, 48, was shot dead on his doorstep in Edinburgh’s west end in 2019
  • Orman was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 28 anni
  • A hitman who carried out the ‘cowardly and wickedmurder of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh has been sentenced to at least 28 anni in prigione.

    Sean Orman, 30, was found guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday of shooting dead Mr Welsh, 48, on his doorstep in Edinburgh’s west end in 2019, just yards from his partner and young child.

    Il giudice, Lord Beckett, called the killing a ‘pre-meditated and meticulously planned assassination, the ultimate reasons for which remain unknown to the court.

    Orman was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 28 years before he can be considered for release, sentencing remarks show.

    He was also convicted of attempting to murder Mr Welsh’s friend David McMillan in a machete attack around a month beforehand.

    The trial heard evidence that the career criminal gunned down Mr Welsh with a shotgun after being paid £10,000 by gangland figures to carry out the attack.

    Bradley Welsh, 48, who starred alongside Ewan McGregor in the film, died after a shooting at his flat in New Town, Edimburgo, in aprile 17, 2019

    Bradley Welsh, 48, who starred alongside Ewan McGregor in the film, died after a shooting at his flat in New Town, Edimburgo, in aprile 17, 2019

    Sean Orman running past the Japanese Consulate on 17th April 2019 at 8pm

    Sean Orman running past the Japanese Consulate on 17th April 2019 at 8pm

    Mr Welsh ran a boxing gym and was ambushed as he returned to his home in the city’s New Town on April 17 quell'anno.

    He appeared in Danny Boyle’s 2017 sequel to Trainspotting.

    Una quantità di cocaina è stata trovata anche nella console centrale della Bmw, Lord Beckett said: ‘To shoot an unarmed man as he approached his own house was a cowardly as well as a wicked thing to do.

    ‘His partner and young child were inside when you ended his life, apparently in the expectation of payment.

    ‘As a result of your actions, Mr Welsh lost his life in his forties and his family and friends lost him forever.

    ‘I have read of the impact of all this from his partner who describes the traumatic consequences for her family of what you did and how they have lost their home and can no longer feel safe.

    ‘There can be no mitigation for such a dreadful crime.

    Forensics walk by floral tributes left at the scene of the shooting of Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh on Chester Street in Edinburgh

    Forensics walk by floral tributes left at the scene of the shooting of Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh on Chester Street in Edinburgh

    Orman was also found guilty by jurors of attempting to murder Mr McMillan at his home in Pitcairn Grove, Edimburgo, a marzo 13 quell'anno.

    He was convicted of bursting into the family home of Mr McMillan, masked and armed with unknown accomplices, before striking him repeatedly with a machete to his severe injury.

    The trial heard that police were warned about the plot to kill Mr Welsh in the month before his death after being alerted by a man called Dean White.

    Mr White had told the court he was at his brother’s house when Orman ‘brought a wad of cash outand bragged about his plan to shoot the gym owner.

    ha detto che una signora gli ha venduto il dipinto insieme ad altri oggetti della tenuta del suo defunto padre: ‘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.

    Orman has nine previous convictions for assault, many of them aggravated, fra 2006 e 2019.

    Edinburgh's High Court heard that Orman became aware of a shotgun being linked to him and the killing in September 2020. In evidenza, Orman said he had 'never seen it (the gun) in my life' and also said he had not heard of Mr McMillan until the trial got under way

    Edinburgh’s High Court heard that Orman became aware of a shotgun being linked to him and the killing in September 2020. In evidenza, Orman said he had ‘never seen it (the gun) nella mia vita’ and also said he had not heard of Mr McMillan until the trial got under way

    Assistant Chief Constable Judi Heaton said: ‘Our thoughts today are with Bradley’s family who have lost a much-loved father, compagno, brother and uncle.

    ‘Police Scotland carried out a thorough, robust and professional investigation into Bradley’s murder and I hope today’s conviction and sentence helps to bring his family some degree of comfort.

    ‘The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) carried out an independent, Crown-directed investigation into the actions of the police in relation to Bradley’s death, which we fully assisted, and their report was submitted to the Crown for consideration.

    ‘We will be contacting Bradley’s family in the near future to discuss those matters and to offer our support and condolences.

    It is believed Orman was working with accomplices and the force appealed for anyone with information to come forward by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.