Trainspotting star’s suspected killer ‘spat out Kinder Egg filled with heroin’

The man accused of murdering T2 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh spat out a Kinder Egg filled with heroin after being arrested, a court heard.

A trial at Edinburgh’s High Court on Thursday heard how Sean Orman produced the plastic container found in the children’s sweet more than four hours after he was handcuffed.

Orman said to police: “I thought it was vallies but it’s kit.”

He is accused of possessing heroin and diazepam with intent to supply and denies the charges, the Daily Record reports.

The 30-year-old denied shooting boxing gym boss Welsh on his doorstep in the city’s New Town on April 17 2019.



The man accused of murdering T2 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh (pictured) spat out a Kinder Egg filled with heroin after being arrested, a court heard
The man accused of murdering T2 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh (pictured) spat out a Kinder Egg filled with heroin after being arrested, a court heard

Orman claims he was on a cycle ride from the city to Kirknewton, West Lothian, at the time Welsh was shot.

Pc Rafal Kaminski told the court how he went to St Leonard’s police station at 7.30am on April 22 2019 to carry out “constant observations” on Orman.

Orman had been arrested at around 3.10am that morning for a driving offence, the court previously heard.

An Audi Q3 had been involved in a pursuit with police in Edinburgh where drove as fast as 123mph and drove at more than 100mph on streets with 30mph limits.

Pc Kaminski told that there was a belief that Orman “could be hiding something” on his person and saw him “on his knees” in a cell while being held by two officers.



Welsh appeared alongside Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting
Welsh appeared alongside Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting



Welsh was shot on his doorstep in the city's New Town on April 17 2019
Welsh was shot on his doorstep in the city’s New Town on April 17 2019

He said: “He spat out what looked like a Kinder Egg.”

The policeman said it was the yellow plastic container which holds the toy found inside the egg.

Pc Kaminski added that the container was found to be holding 7.27g of heroin.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Plank, from Police Scotland’s drugs expert witness unit, produced a report on drugs allegedly seized from Orman.

He said a wrap of heroin weighing 27.95g had a street value of up to £2150, while another 7.27g found in the Kinder Egg container was valued up to £560.



Police cars at the scene in April 2019
Police cars at the scene in April 2019

DS Plank said 545 diazepam tablets were also recovered that were valued up to £160.

Reading from his report, he concluded the haul indicated the “onward supply” of heroin and diazepam.

DS Plank also said that “kit” was a slang term for heroin.

Under cross examination from Ian Duguid QC, defending Orman, he asked the detective whether some drugs users “bought in bulk” to save money.

DS Plank said this would be an unusual practice as the person risks being charged with drug dealing if they are caught by police.



Oman denied killing Welsh
Orman denied killing Welsh

The court later heard that a solicitor for Orman objected to a video identification parade at a police station as there wasn’t tanned people in the line-up.

Sergeant David Cuthbert told how he oversaw video parades in May 2019 after Orman’s arrest and said a short video of Orman and eight other “stand-ins” was shown to witnesses to see if they could identify the man who shot Welsh.

In one identity parade, Orman’s solicitor complained Orman was “clearly tanned” and there had been media reports the gunman was tanned, but others in the line-up were not.

Sgt Cuthbert said he’d deemed the line-up to be “fair” and continued.

In another video parade, Orman complained that he was “more tanned” than the other stand-ins but the parade went ahead, the court heard.

The trial continues.

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