Friday 9 December 2016

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

Lucy Christie, Laura Paterson and Hilary Duncanson

Published 25/03/2016 | 17:36

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

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

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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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