By Keren David, June 24, 2009
A 27-year-old man has been cleared of attacking the fashion designer Nicole Farhi, but found guilty of seven "strangulation" robberies.
Matthew Mykoo, of Brent, north-west London, was convicted of the attacks at Wood Green crown court today. He was found not guilty of of robbing Farhi, 62 on her doorstep in Highgate last year, a crime that his brother Daniel Mykoo, 28 admitted.
The French-born designer lost consciousness in the attack. She told the court she came round to discover the men stealing her diamond ring, along with a Rolex watch that had belonged to her father.