Man goes on trial accused of shotgun murder of T2 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh – Daily Record

A man has gone on trial accused of the murder of T2 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Sean Orman is accused of blasting Welsh with a shotgun outside his home after previously showing “malice and ill will towards him”.

Orman is also charged with the attempted murder of a man in the city in an attack using a machete or similar instrument.

And he’s accused of hurtling through city streets in an Audi at speeds over 100mph while being pursued by police cars.

He went on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh on Wednesday and denies all the charges against him.

Orman is accused of shooting Welsh outside his home in Chester Street on April 17 2019. He is charged with possessing a loaded weapon in the street, a .410 shotgun, in contravention of the Firearms Act.

Welsh died in 2019.

Welsh died in 2019.

Orman is further accused of the attempted murder of David McMillan, 50, after attacking him at his home in Edinburgh’s Pitcairn Grove on March 13 2019.

He is accused of, while acting with others unknown to prosecutors and with his face masked, repeatedly striking the victim to the head and body with a machete or similar instrument to his severe injury, permanent impairment, and the danger of his life.

At the same address, Orman is charged with assaulting David McMillan, 25, who also lived there, by striking him on the head and body with a machete or similar instrument to his injury.

Between February 20 and March 13 2019 at the city’s Pitcairn Crescent and Harperrig Way and elsewhere, Orman is accused of resetting an Audi A5 car which had been stolen.

Orman is accused of, while acting with others, setting fire to the Audi at Harperrigg Way on March 13 2019 to conceal his alleged guilt over the attempted murder of David McMillan. The charge states the car and contents were “extensively damaged” and Orman is accused of doing so to destroy evidence and defeat the ends of justice.

Orman is being defended by Ian Duguid QC.

Orman is being defended by Ian Duguid QC.

Between March 11 and March 20 2019 at Duddingston Row, Chambers Street and elsewhere, Orman is accused of resetting a Nissan Qashqai car which had been stolen.

Orman is accused of resetting a Ford Kuga car, which had been stolen, between March 1 and April 17 2019 at the city’s Duddingston Row, Hawkhill Close and Redhall Avenue, and in Kames Avenue, Kirknewton.

Between April 17 and April 2019 at Lanark Road and elsewhere, Orman is accused of resetting an Audi Q3 car which had been stolen.

Orman is charged with failing to stop the Audi Q3 on the A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass on April 22 2019 when required to do so by uniformed officer Pc Paul McNiven.

On the same date on the bypass and more than 20 other roads, Orman is accused of driving the Audi dangerously. On the bypass he is accused of driving up to 123mph while on Wester Hailes Road he is accused of travelling at speeds over 80mph, driving on the opposing carriageway, and going the wrong way round a roundabout.

On Clovenstone Road he is charged with driving at 92mph, at Hailesland Road at 80mph, on Murrayburn Road at 101mph, and on Lanark Road at speeds of more than 98mph and on the opposing carriageway in the face of oncoming vehicles. Orman is accused of dangerous driving while being pursued by marked police vehicles with their lights flashing.

Orman is on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Orman is on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Orman is accused of driving without a license or insurance on April 22 2019.

He is charged with possessing heroin and diazepam with intent to supply at Lanark Road on the same date.

Orman has lodged a special defence that he was not in Chester Street at the time of Welsh’s shooting and was cycling between Longstone and Kirknewton.

On the charges of the alleged attacks on the two David McMillans, Orman lodged a special defence that he wasn’t responsible and a named man and others unknown may have been.

The trial before judge Lord Beckett continues.

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