Mosque bomber and murderer jailed for life

Pavlo Lapshyn admitted to killing Mohammed Saleem and carrying out attacks on mosques. Credit: West Midlands Police

Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn, who admitted murdering a grandfather from Birmingham and planting bombs near mosques in the West Midlands, has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to life in jail.

A judge told him: "You clearly hold extreme white supremacy views that are abhorrent to all right thinking people and have no place whatsoever in our multi-faith and multi-cultural society.

"You were intent on finding a Muslim to murder."

He will serve a minimum of 40 years.

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Life sentence for racist murder

Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn, who admitted murdering a grandfather from Birmingham and planting bombs near mosques in the West Midlands, has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to life in jail.