Thursday 30 March 2017

Man arrested following death of popular shopkeeper who was attacked outside store

The scene after Asad Shah, a shopkeeper, was found seriously injured outside his premises in Minard Road, Glasgow, on Thursday night and later died in hospital Credit: Lucy Christie/PA Wire
The scene after Asad Shah, a shopkeeper, was found seriously injured outside his premises in Minard Road, Glasgow, on Thursday night and later died in hospital Credit: Lucy Christie/PA Wire

Lucy Christie, Laura Paterson and Hilary Duncanson

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a popular shopkeeper who was attacked outside his shop.

Asad Shah, 40, was found seriously injured in Minard Road, Glasgow, on Thursday night and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Police Scotland confirmed on Friday that a 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Mr Shah's death.

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

Flowers and messages left after Asad Shah, a shopkeeper, was found seriously injured outside his premises in Minard Road, Glasgow, on Thursday night and later died in hospital Credit: Lucy Christie/PA Wire
Flowers and messages left after Asad Shah, a shopkeeper, was found seriously injured outside his premises in Minard Road, Glasgow, on Thursday night and later died in hospital Credit: Lucy Christie/PA Wire

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