A MAN has appeared in court charged with murdering Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh.

Welsh, 48, was shot as he walked down stairs to his Edinburgh flat on April 17.

Police confirmed on Monday that a 28-year-old man had been charged in connection with the actor's death.

Sean Orman appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court also charged with assault to severe injury, permananet impairment and a number of firearms offences.

Orman made no plea and was remanded in custody.

He is expected to reappear withing eight days.