Ukrainian student admits causing mosque explosion

Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn has today pleaded guilty to the following crimes:

  • He pleaded guilty to the murder of Mohammed Saleem as he walked home from a mosque in Birmingham.
  • He admitted to causing an explosion on July 12 near the Kanzal Iman mosque in Tipton.
  • He also admitted to planting bombs near mosques in Walsall and Wolverhampton, researching locations to plant bombs and buying chemicals on the internet to make explosives.


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.