Man in court over death of Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah


A man is to appear in court in connection with the death of a popular Glasgow shopkeeper.

Asad Shah, 40, died following an attack at his convenience store in the city's Shawlands area.

It is alleged the assault in Minard Road on Thursday night was religiously prejudiced.

Police arrested a 32-year-old Muslim man, and he will appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Mr Shah's death shocked members of the local community who came together for vigils at the weekend.

Dozens of floral tributes were laid at the police cordon blocking off the street, and a fundraising page set up on the GoFundMe website in support of his family had raised almost £90,000.

Mr Shah's shop regulars described him as a ''pillar of the community'' and a "wonderful man".

He had posted a Facebook message on Thursday wishing all Christians a happy Easter.