A Ukrainian lecturer told ITV News Pavlo Lapsyhn, who pleaded guilty to the murder of a Muslim pensioner, was described as a "clever and shy" person and it was a surprise when he was charged with his crimes.
– Victor Laskin from National metallurgical Academy of Ukraine
I asked Hugh Humphreys (Executive Deputy Chairman of Delcam where Pavlo Lapshyn was on a work placement) to describe Pavel and his behaviour and he replied that Pavel was quiet and a calm young man with poor English, not a very sociable guy.
Which is not suprising – if one doesn't speak the language well, one can't talk too much. He described him as a clever and a shy guy. This is how it looked.
It was a huge turn-up to everyone that he could be charged with the crime, as he lived so quietly there.