A Blackpool man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 29-year-old mum-of-one.
William McFall, 50, of Waterloo Road in Blackpool and Stephen Unwin, 39, of St Oswald’s Terrace, Houghton, Tyne and Wear appeared before magistrates at Newcastle Crown Court this morning.
They are charged with murdering mother-of-one Quyen Ngoc Nguyen, 29.
Her body was found in a burning car near allotments in Shiney Row near Sunderland in the early hours of Tuesday.
No details of the case were revealed in the two-minute hearing as Unwin, McFall were remanded in custody.
Unwin, wearing a grey sweatshirt, and McFall, who had an Irish accent and wore his glasses on top of his head, confirmed their age and address.
They will be back before the court on Tuesday.
Friends have paid tribute to Ms Nguyen. Nine people from the Vietnamese community were in the public gallery, some wearing white cloth on their arms or around their heads.
One man carried a photograph of the dead woman, who lived in the Killingworth area of North Tyneside.
Outside court a female friend said: “She was the most beautiful and kind girl.
“Since she died, people have come from all over the UK, from Birmingham and London, everywhere, just to see her picture. The woman’s body was found on Tuesday.
“Even now, they cannot see her body.
“She never upset anybody.”
The friend said Ms Nguyen was working having studied for an MBA in business in the UK.