Life sentence for racist murder

Racist Pavlo Lapshyn who admitted murdering a grandfather from Birmingham and planting bombs near mosques in the West Midlands has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 40 years.

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Home Secretary praises police and community response to Lapshyn's terror attacks

Home Secretary Theresa May has welcomed Lapshyn's admission of guilt and has praised the police and communities' response to terror attacks by the student.

"This is a satisfying outcome to a highly distressing case where Pavlo Lapshyn's hatred has robbed a family of a loved one and attempted to cause fear and division within our communities.

"I pay tribute to the work of West Midlands Police in bringing the perpetrator to justice and commend the resilience of communities across the West Midlands who showed such courage in the face of these cowardly attacks."

– Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

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