GLASGOW Central Mosque staff have paid tribute to a congregation member who was found dead in the building.

We reported earlier how police were called to the mosque following the discovery.

The death of the 80-year-old is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers were called to the area south of the River Clyde at around 3.40am on Thursday.

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Glasgow Central Mosque said in a statement on Facebook: "In the early hours of this morning, an elderly member of our congregation, Mohammed Yusuf, was found in the Mosque, having passed away.

"May Allah (swt) grant him a high place in Jannat Al Firdous (heaven) and the family sabr (patience) during this extremely difficult time."

The mosque thanked the emergency services for their handling of the incident and asked that Mr Yusuf's family be given time and space to come to terms with their loss.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police received a report of an 80-year-old man's body being found within the Central Mosque.

"A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course to establish the exact cause of death.

"The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious."