Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in Houghton.
Emergency services were called to Success Road in Shiney Row, Sunderland, in the early hours of Tuesday morning (August 15) after a car was reported to be on fire.
While in the process of extinguishing the fire, Quyen Ngoc Nguyen's body was found inside the vehicle.
The 29-year-old victim is from the Killingworth area of North Tyneside.
Stephen Unwin, 39, of St Oswald's Terrace, Houghton, and William McFall, 50, of Waterloo Road, Blackpool, have been charged with murder.
They appeared at Newcastle Magistrates Court, sitting at Newcastle Crown Court, this morning.
Stephen Unwin and WilliamMcFall will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday (August 22nd).