Pair deny murdering woman whose body was found in burning car in Sunderland

Two men have appeared in court to deny murdering a Vietnamese woman whose body was found in a burning car.

Friday, 8th December 2017, 2:48 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 9:44 pm
Quyen Ngoc Nguyen.

Stephen Unwin, 39, of St Oswald's Terrace, Houghton, and William McFall, 50, of Waterloo Road, Blackpool, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court for a brief hearing.

They denied murdering Quyen Ngoc Nguyen, 29, a mother-of-one from Killingworth, north of Newcastle, whose body was found in a burning car by allotments close to Success Road, in Shiney Row, on August 15.

A police cordon following the discovery of the car in August.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Emergency services has been called to the scene in the early hours of the morning.

Unwin entered a formal not guilty plea and when the charge was put to McFall he replied in a clear voice: "Most certainly not guilty."

A trial lasting four weeks will begin on February 20.

Judge Paul Sloan remanded them both in custody at the end of Friday's hearing.

A police cordon following the discovery of the car in August.