A student who murdered a Muslim pensioner and also planted three bombs near mosques has been given a life sentence with a minimum term of 40 years.
Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, from Ukraine, admitted to police he had killed Mohammed Saleem, 82, because he hated 'non-whites'.
He also laid three bombs near mosques in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton in the West Midlands.
Mr Saleem's daughter Shazia Khan spoke of her 'shock and sadness' over her father's murder in a victim impact statement read out by judge Mr Justice Sweeney.
'Dad did not die of old age or illness, he died because he was stabbed violently in the back by a gutless coward who did not have the courage to face him before he took his life away,' he said.
'Our mother weeps to this day. She was minutes away from him. She could have saved him and she will always blame herself for this.
'She will not accept that the circumstances were out of anyone's control.'
Father-of-seven Mr Saleem was stabbed three times just a few metres from his house, after attending his mosque on April 29.