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Asad Shah death: Man in court charged with murder

Asad Shah
Image caption Asad Shah died after being found badly injured near his shop in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on Thursday

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a shopkeeper in the south side of Glasgow.

Tanveer Ahmed, 32, from Bradford in Yorkshire, is accused of killing 40-year-old Asad Shah outside his shop in the city's Shawlands area on Thursday.

Police Scotland had previously described the incident as a religiously prejudiced attack and said both men were Muslims.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Mr Ahmed made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Mr Shah was found with serious injuries outside his shop, Shah's Newsagents and Convenience Store, in Minard Road, on 24 March.

The incident happened just hours after he had posted an Easter message on Facebook to his customers.

This message said: "Good Friday and a very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nationx"

Mr Shah was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

On Friday night a silent vigil was held outside his shop attended by hundreds of people including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Hundreds of floral tributes have also been left at the scene.

A fundraising page on GoFundMe, set up to help Mr Shah's family, had raised more than £94,000 by 16:00 on Tuesday.

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