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.

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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.