The Nazi terrorist killer of Birmingham grandfather Mohammed Saleem has been beaten up in prison.
Pavlo Lapshyn, 31, was rushed to hospital after the attack by Muslim convert Denny de Silva, who’s a gangland gunman serving life for a 2016 hit.
5Pillars understands Lapshyn was on his way to the medical room at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire when he was recognised by de Silva who grabbed a pair of crutches and smashed them into his skull.
According to The Sun, a source said: “It was a completely unprovoked attack. Another inmate joined in on the spur of the moment and they set about him. If officers hadn’t got involved so quickly it could have been fatal.”
Lapshyn received treatment for his injuries and was returned to custody on the same day.
The Ukrainian murdered Saleem, 82, in Birmingham in 2013 and plotted to bomb three mosques in the local region. He was jailed for a minimum of 40 years after fatally stabbing the dad-of-seven as he walked home from prayers in Bordesley Green, Birmingham.
An engineering graduate, he also admitted trying to blow up mosques in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton with homemade nail bombs.
Lapshyn had only been in the UK for five days after he launched his terror campaign. And when cops raided his flat they found half-built bombs surrounded by images of Adolf Hitler. The fanatic later told police he wanted to start a race war.
A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “A prisoner received hospital treatment after being assaulted by two offenders at HMP Whitemoor on November 6.”
Mohammed Saleem’s family have been harshly critical of the police, media and politicians over their investigation and coverage of the case. They have accused them all of institutional Islamophobia.
Reacting to the news of Lapshyn’s beating-up, Saleem’s daughter Maz said: “The brutal murder of my beautiful elderly father Haji Mohammed Saleem at the hands of mosque bomber and Neo Nazi terrorist Pavlo Lapshyn produced hundreds of victims (I hate this word victims as we are strong fighters) within my own family – uncles, aunts, sons, daughters, grandchildren cousins, friends suffered unredeemable traumatic loss. Some of the horrors of that night we believe have never come out.
“Anti-Muslim hatred is not just about my family. This pain touches all parts of our community. It’s starting to effect us all now the reality behind the brutality and hidden truth. Some of that may mean that Lapshyn is held directly responsible for his behaviour.”