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Two arrested on suspicion of murder after body found in burning car in Sunderland

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Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a burning car in Sunderland.

Officers were informed a car was on fire in Success Road, Houghton, on 15 August.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service discovered a body inside the vehicle.

The body has been identified as that of a woman.

Two men - aged 39 and 50 - have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

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Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 39 150817 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.