A woman attacked a neighbour with broken bottles and scissors before visiting a police station claiming she had found a 'lifeless body'.

Carol Campling, 39, of Garenne Court, Warren Road, Chingford has been found guilty of murdering Mark Smith, following a trial at the Old Bailey on June 7.

At 6.45am on February 15 last year, Campling attended Chingford police station to report that she had found the lifeless body of a man in a neighbour’s flat at a block in Warren Road.

When paramedics and Met Police officers arrived, they found Mr Smith suffering from multiple injuries. He was pronounced dead at 7.15am that morning.

It turned out that Campling had lauched a "vicious" attack on the 48-year-old, using broken bottles, scissors and an ashtray before leaving him to die.

Campling was arrested just hours after Mr Smith died and she was charged with his murder three days later.

On Friday, she was unanimously found guilty of murder. She will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on June 27.

Detective Inspector John Marriott, of the homicide and major crime command, said: “Our investigation established that Campling had launched a vicious attack on on Mark, using broken bottles, scissors and an ashtray before leaving him to die.

“She then walked to a police station claiming to have ‘found’ the body, and has subsequently failed to take responsibility for her actions.

“This is an awful case in which drug use and consumption of extremely excessive quantities of alcohol by Campling and the victim were a significant factor.

“I want to express my sympathies to Mark’s family.

“I would also urge anyone who is drinking excessively or taking drugs – in particular where those activities lead to loss of control or violence – to seek professional help. This case is a tragic example of the consequences of such a chaotic lifestyle.”

Robert Edwin Parsons, 64, was acquitted of the murder of Mark Smith at the same trial.