Racist student admits murder

Ukrainian postgraduate student Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the murder of 82-year-old grandfather Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham in April and plotting to cause explosions near mosques in the West Midlands.

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Company Lapshyn worked for 'shocked' by his crimes

Delcam, the company who Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn was on a temporary work placement with, said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" by his crimes.

Delcam confirms that Mr Pavlo Lapshyn was on a temporary work placement at the Company’s offices in Birmingham and therefore was not an employee of Delcam.

His placement at Delcam began on 24 April 2013 and was part of an EU project, which involved academic institutions in the Ukraine and the UK as well as European partners.

Delcam staff were deeply shocked and saddened by the events that unfolded over the summer and the Company was pleased to offer its full support and cooperation during police enquiries.

– Delcam statement

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Student packed hundreds of nails in mosque bomb

Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn packed hundreds of nails into a bomb he planted near a mosque in Tipton.

Pavlo Lapshyn packed hundreds of nails in bomb. Credit: West Midlands Police

The device was the most powerful of the three he planted and could exploded only an hour before Ramadan worshippers were set to begin prayers at the mosque.

No one was injured by any of the explosions.

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Image shows Pavlo Lapshyn carrying bomb on Birmingham bus

Following the conviction of Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn over the murder of pensioner Mohammed Saleem and a number of terror-related offences, West Midlands Police has released images showing Lapshyn preparing for the attacks.

In one of the images, Lapshyn is seen carrying the bomb in a bag on a bus from Birmingham headed to Walsall.

CCTV shows Lapshyn carrying a bomb to Walsall on a bus from Birmingham Credit: West Midlands Police
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