Murder investigtion after body found in burning car

16 Aug 2017 09:39 AM

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Police have arrested two men after a body was found in a burning car in Sunderland.

Early yesterday morning police police were informed a car was on fire in Success Road in Shiney Row in Houghton.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service attended to extinguish the fire however in the course of doing so found a body in the vehicle.

The body has been identified as that of a woman. 

Two men - aged 39 and 50 - have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

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

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