Police: Lapshyn believed he was superior to black and Asian people

While being interviewed by police, Lapshyn openly demonstrated white supremacist views, telling detectives he believed himself, as a white man, to be superior to black and Asian people.

West Midlands' Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale has praised the region's "strong, resilient communities" in their reaction and response to Lapshyn's actions.

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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.