Lea Adri-Soejoko murder: Man, 40, charged after grandmother found dead in allotment lock-up

Fiona Simpson
Murder charge: A 40-year-old man has been charged over the murder of Lea Adri-Soejoko: Metropolitan Police

A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a grandmother found dead in a lock-up at allotments in north London.

Lea Adri-Soejoko, 80, was located by police less than 30 minutes after being reported missing from her home by relatives in the early hours on Tuesday.

Mrs Adri-Soejoko was discovered in a lock-up shed, for which she had a key, in Sheaveshill Avenue, Colindale, around 2am.

She was confirmed dead at the scene, less than 100 yards from her home.

Grim discovery: the allotments in Colindale

Members of the Colindale Allotment Garden Association, where she was secretary, had contacted family members on Monday evening when she failed to attend a meeting.

Mrs Adri-Soejoko was said to be involved in the running of the allotments, a thriving self-managed site of around 95 plots which is described as over 100 years old.

Neighbours described the grandmother as “very friendly and very happy”.

One said: “She was always looking after her plants and when I was growing tomatoes she would give me tips.”

Rahim Mohammadi, of Goldsmiths Row, Haggerston, was charged with murder on Sunday.

He is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Enquiries continue.