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Fundraising campaign raises more than £50,000 for murdered shopkeeper's family

A fundraising campaign to support the family of a shopkeeper who was stabbed to death in Scotland has passed the £50,000 mark.

A GoFundMe page set up for Asad Shah's family has raised more than £50,000. Credit: GoFundMe

The initial target for the GoFundMe page, set up after 40-year-old Asad Sha was attacked, was £1,500.

Mr Shah was found seriously injured in Minard Road in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on Thursday night and pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Hours earlier, the 40-year-old had wished Christians a happy Easter in a social media post, and he had previously appeared to speak out against violence.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Mr Shah's death which police said is being treated as "religiously prejudiced".

Officers have confirmed that both Mr Shah and the arrested man were Muslims.

Tributes have been left near the scene where Mr Shah was attacked. Credit: John Linton / PA Wire/PA Images

Posts on the page describe Mr Shah as a "popular, well-respected and much-loved" member of the community.

Thousands of people have donated, and in two days more than £51,000 has been raised.

A silent vigil was attended by around 400 people, including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, whose constituency covers the area.