A man has been convicted of murdering an 80-year-old widow in an allotment shed.

Rahim Mohammadi, 42, of Goldsmiths Row in Shoreditch was found guilty of murdering Lea Adri-Soejoko at the Old Bailey today.

Mrs Adri-Soejoko, was found in a locked shed in the Colindale allotments near her north London home on February 27 in 2017.

She had been strangled using a lawnmower starter cable.

Mohammadi had a plot at the allotment and tensions between the two had flared before.

Mohammadi attacked Mrs Adri-Soejoko and killed her to cover up his assault so he wouldn’t lose his plot.

His DNA was found on the lawnmower starter cord and CCTV showed his movements on the day.

Sarah Dale, of the CPS, said: “Rahim Mohammadi lied about what he was doing on the afternoon Lea Adri-Soejoko was murdered saying he had not killed her and did not know who had.

“In fact, he had beaten and then strangled her.

“The prosecution was able to prove his guilt with evidence including DNA found on the lawnmower starter cord, the fact he could access and then lock the shed as a key-carrying committee member, and CCTV showing his true movements on the day.

“Mohammadi gave contradictory and incomplete accounts which were shown by the prosecution to be fabricated to cover his tracks and escape responsibility.

“Our sympathies go out to Ms Adri-Soejoko’s family and friends who have been deeply affected by this shocking and senseless crime.”

Mohammadi will be sentenced on Friday, 30 November.