The family of murdered pensioner Mohammed Saleem have submitted a victim impact statement to the court sentencing his killer.
Mohammed Saleem's family have submitted a victim impact statement explaining profound effect murder had on family and community at large.
Lawyers have finished outlining the evidence in the case and legal discussions are now underway.
Prosecutors have begun outlining the case against racist murderer Pavlo Lapshyn as the court prepares to sentence him for killing pensioner Mohammed Saleem and setting off bombs near mosques in the Midlands.
Peter Wright QC told the Old Bailey that dozens of video files and pictures containing neo-Nazi material were found on Lapshyn's work computer.
Police also found evidence he was planning further explosions aimed at Muslims, he said.
PW: Officers examined personal possessions they discovered he was engaged in prep for detonation of further IEDs directed @ Muslim targets.
PW: Colleagues and fellow students tried to socialise with him (Lapshyn). They described him as “insular, quiet and withdrawn".
Pavlo Lapshyn has just been brought into Court 11 at the Old Bailey to be sentenced for the murder of Mohammed Saleem and terror offences.
The sentencing hearing is expected to last for a couple of hours. A Russian interpreter is being sworn in to translate proceedings.
A man is due to be sentenced today after admitting murdering a grandfather from Birmingham and planting bombs near mosques in the West Midlands to increase racial conflict.
Pavlo Lapshyn, aged 25, killed Mohammed Saleem, 82, just five days after he arrived to work in the country.
He also planted bombs near mosques in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton.
The Tipton device contained hundreds of nails and exploded just an hour before Ramadan prayers.
He stabbed Mr Saleem in the back just yards from his home on April 29.
He had been making his way home from prayers at his local mosque.
Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn has pleaded guilty to the murder of Birmingham pensioner, Mohammed Saleem, and plotting explosions near mosques.Read the full story ›
Pavlo Lapshyn looked 'frightened, stressed and pathetic' at today's hearing in London, according to the daughter of his victim.
Mohammed Saleem, 82, was stabbed in the back as he walked back from evening prayers in Birmingham on 29 April.
His daughter Shazia Khan told ITV News she feels pity for his killer.
The family of murdered Birmingham pensioner Mohammed Saleem say they are pleased with today's outcome and say they hope he gets the sentence he deserves.
Mr Saleem's daughter Shazia Khan read out a statement on behalf of the family after the hearing.
A Ukrainian lecturer told ITV News Pavlo Lapsyhn, who pleaded guilty to the murder of a Muslim pensioner, was described as a "clever and shy" person and it was a surprise when he was charged with his crimes.
I asked Hugh Humphreys (Executive Deputy Chairman of Delcam where Pavlo Lapshyn was on a work placement) to describe Pavel and his behaviour and he replied that Pavel was quiet and a calm young man with poor English, not a very sociable guy.
Which is not suprising – if one doesn't speak the language well, one can't talk too much. He described him as a clever and a shy guy. This is how it looked.
It was a huge turn-up to everyone that he could be charged with the crime, as he lived so quietly there.
The father of Pavlo Lapshyn, who killed a Muslim pensioner and planted three bombs near mosques, told ITV News his grandmother was a Muslim.
Sergey Lapshyn added that the news was a "disaster" to his family: "What is there to say? We've got a disaster in our family. We just hope not everything is attributed to him, at least not the murder. I just can't believe he could murder."
Speaking after today's hearing, West Midlands' Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale has welcomed Pavlo Lapshyn's admission of guilt and says he is most pleased for the family of Mohammed Saleem.