Gun experts could not confirm use of shotgun to kill actor, lawsuit says


A gun presented to gun experts could not be legally identified as the one used to kill an actor in Trainspotting T2, a court has heard.

Bradley Welsh, 48, was fatally shot in his apartment in west Edinburgh on April 17, 2019.

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

Providing evidence on Friday, ballistics expert Martin Connolly said it was not possible to “forensically identify” whether a double-barreled shotgun he had examined was used to kill Mr. Welsh.

Defense attorney Ian Duguid QC said: “The process you undertook failed to identify the distinctive markings on the roof of Mr. Welsh’s mouth and the wadding that was subjected to your test. shooting.

Forensic officers examine the scene where Bradley Welsh was fatally shot in April 2019 (PA)

“Is that the reason why you can’t say, presumably, that this was the weapon used to shoot Bradley Welsh?”

Mr. Connolly replied, “Yes.”

The trial heard that it was possible that the same type of weapon fired at property in Edinburgh was used to kill Mr Welsh.

Mr Connolly said on Thursday that examinations of the unloaded ammunition found in an apartment in Duddingston Row, Edinburgh, and during Mr Welsh’s post-mortem examination, showed them to be ‘indistinguishable’.

The court was then informed that the cartridges found at another property in town were similar to those fired at Mr Welsh and in the Duddingston Row apartment.

Witness Dean White previously told the court that he saw Orman shoot an ‘old-fashioned’ shotgun on the ground of his brother’s property in Duddingston Row.


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