Carole Waugh impersonator to be sentenced

A woman is to be sentenced for impersonating murdered former oil executive Carole Waugh, originally from Durham, in order to hire a car.

47-year-old Julie Witham pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to conspiracy to defraud last month.

She admitted plotting to hire a Kia car using a credit card in Miss Waugh's name between April and August last year.

The 50-year-old disappeared from her home in Marylebone last spring and her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in south-west London, on August 2.

Miss Waugh, originally from Durham, was reported missing by her family on May 7 and had not been seen since mid-April.

Six others have also been charged with conspiracy to defraud.