Murder suspect terror charge

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.

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Man faces terror murder charge

A 25-year-old Ukrainian man will appear in court charged with the terror-related murder of an 82-year-old grandfather as he walked home from a mosque.

Pavlo Lapshyn, a postgraduate student from Dnipropetrovsk, is accused of killing Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham in April this year.

Lapshyn will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court.

He was initially arrested by officers carrying out a counter-terrorism investigation into three separate explosions near mosques in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton, and is still being quizzed in connection with that inquiry.

The student, in the UK on a sponsored work placement at a software company in Small Heath in Birmingham, was later arrested on suspicion of Mr Saleem's murder.

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