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Man to be sentenced for Glasgow shopkeeper's murder

A Muslim taxi driver who travelled from Yorkshire to Glasgow to murder a shopkeeper for allegedly claiming he was a prophet will be sentenced today.

Asad Shah was killed at his store in Glasgow's Shawlands area on March 24. Credit: John Linton / PA Wire

Tanveer Ahmed, 32, confronted 40-year-old Asad Shah at his store in Glasgow's Shawlands area and then stabbed him multiple times.

Ahmed claimed to have been offended by clips Shah had posted online which he said "disrespected the Prophet Muhammad".

Shah's brother and a shop assistant tried to fend Ahmed off as he launched his attack on the popular businessman, described by locals as a "pillar of the community".

Judge Lady Rae told Ahmed ahead of sentencing: "There's no justification whatsoever for what you did."

Court to decide on private prosecution over lorry crash

Harry Clarke was driving the lorry when it crashed killing six people in December 2014. Credit: PA

A court will decide whether the families of the Glasgow bin lorry victims can bring a private prosecution against the driver.

Harry Clarke lost control of his vehicle when he had a blackout days before Christmas in 2014 killing six people in a busy shopping area of the city.

The families of Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade are pursuing the court bid.

It comes after the Crown Office previously took the decision not to prosecute Mr Clarke.

Stephenie Tait, Jacqueline Morton and Gillian Ewing also died in the tragedy.

Scotland's top judge said a two-day hearing should take place in October or November, with the exact date not yet arranged.

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