– Louise Gray, a lawyer in the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division
Following an investigation by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, I have been considering the evidence gathered from the inquiry into the murder of Mohammed Saleem.
I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Pavlo Lapshyn with one count of murder. This decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
A 25-year-old Ukrainian man has appeared in court charged with the "terrorist-related" murder of 75-year-old Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham. Pavlo Lapshyn has also been charged in relation to explosions at three mosques in the West Midlands.