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Colindale Allotment death: Jury fail to reach verdict

Lea Adri-Soejoko Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Lea Adri-Soejoko was secretary for the allotments where her body was found

Jurors in the case of a man accused of murdering an 80-year-old woman at an allotment have failed to reach a verdict.

Rahim Mohammadi was accused of killing widow Lea Adri-Soejoko, in Colindale, north London, on 27 February last year.

The 41-year-old, from Hackney, who denied murder, had been on trial at the Old Bailey since 9 January.

Jurors deliberated over three days and were given a majority direction on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Mohammadi was told he would face a re-trial after they failed to agree on a verdict.

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