Glasgow Central Mosque has issued a statement after the discovery of the body of an elderly year old worshipper early on Thursday morning. 

The Mosque confirmed that Mohammed Yusuf, 80, had been found in the mosque, in the early hours, having passed away.

"May Allah grant him a high place in Jannat Al Firdous (heaven) and the famly sabr (patience) during this extremly difficult time", it said. 

"We thank the emergency services for their prompt response and handling of the incident. Police Scotland have confirmed that the circumstances of our dear Mr Yusuf's passing aren't suspicious.

"We request the family be given time and space to come to terms with their loss."

The entrance to Glasgow Central Mosque had been taped off as police respond to the incident at Scotland's biggest mosque.

Police officers were called to the scene around 3.40 am. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirme the force is not treating the death as suspicious.

She said: "At around 3.40am this morning police were called to reports of an 80-year-old man's body being found within Glasgow Central Mosque.

"A post-mortem will take place in due course to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."