Blackpool man charged with murder after discovery of body in burning car

Two men - one from Blackpool - have been charged with murder after a woman's body was found in a burning car.

Friday, 18th August 2017, 10:53 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:09 pm

Emergency services had been extingushing a car fire in Sunderland when they discoverd a body inside in the early hours of Tuesday.

They had been called to Success Road in Shiney Row, Houghton.

Northumbria police have identified the victim as Quyen Ngoc Nguyen, aged 29, from the Killingworth area.

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Stephen Unwin, aged 39, of St Oswald’s Terrance in Houghton and William McFall, aged 50, of Waterloo Road in Blackpool, have been charged with murder.

Both men will appear at Newcastle Crown Court tomorrow morning.

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