Man arrested over 'religiously prejudiced' killing of Glasgow shopkeeper

Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah was killed in an attack on Thursday Credit: Facebook

A man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a popular Glasgow shopkeeper in what police are treating as a "religiously prejudiced" attack.

Asad Shah, who was 40, was found seriously injured outside his shop in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on Thursday night.

The devout Muslim was taken to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

Police Scotland confirmed a 32-year-old man, who is also Muslim, has been arrested over Mr Shah's death.

Asad Shah had posted a message on Facebook hours before his death, wishing people a happy Easter "especially to my beloved Christian nation".

In a statement, the force added: "A full investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death which is being treated as religiously prejudiced."

'Pillar of the community'

People had gathered around the police cordon around Mr Shah's shop to lay tributes, with residents calling him a "pillar of the community".

Isabella Graham said Mr Shah employed her daughter at the shop when she was younger and she cried when she called her to tell her the news.

She said: "He was an amazing, wonderful man, he couldn't do enough for you.

"He wouldn't hurt anybody. Nobody in Shawlands would have a bad word to say about him. I can't believe he's gone."

Tributes left to popular shopkeeper Asad Shah who was killed on Thursday Credit: Lucy Christie / PA

One card left at the cordon read: "Thank you for being the nicest guy on the planet."

Another read: "A good man, much loved and a pillar of the community. You'll be sorely missed.

Meanwhile, a fundraising page set up on the GoFundMe website in support of Mr Shah's family had raised more than £10,000 within hours of being created.