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Mohammed Saleem death: Man charged with 'terror' murder

2013-07-22 19:18:03

Mohammed Saleem
Mohammed Saleem was stabbed after leaving the Green
Lane Mosque

A 25-year-old Ukrainian man has been charged with the "terrorist-related" murder of Birmingham grandfather Mohammed Saleem, police say.

Mr Saleem, 82, was stabbed as he walked home after prayers from a mosque in Green Lane, Small Heath, in April.

Pavlo Lapshyn, a student from Dnipropetrovsk, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He was arrested following two explosions near West Midlands mosques.

The 25-year-old is still being questioned by detectives investigating the blasts near the mosques in Walsall and Tipton, and a third in Wolverhampton, between 22 June and 12 July.

Mr Lapshyn, who has been in the UK on a temporary work placement since 24 April, was initially arrested on Thursday and arrested again on suspicion of the murder of Mr Saleem on Saturday.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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