Ukrainian man charged with 'terror' murder of Birmingham pensioner

on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A 25-year-old Ukrainian man has this evening (July 22) been charged with the terrorist-related murder of Birmingham pensioner Mohammed Saleem.

Pavlo Lapshyn, a post graduate student from Dnipropetrovsk, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Lapshyn – who has been in the UK on a sponsored work placement – was detained last Thursday (July 18) by local West Midlands Police officers as part of a counter terrorism investigation into two explosions near mosques in Walsall and Tipton.

Following his arrest, evidence of a third blast was found near a mosque in Wolverhampton.

West Midlands Police press release

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