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8 December 2017, 18:00 | Updated: 9 December 2017, 06:18
Two men have appeared in court to deny murdering a Vietnamese woman whose body was found in a burning car near Sunderland.
Stephen Unwin, 39, of St Oswald's Terrace, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, 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 whose body was found in a burning car by allotments in Shiney Row in August.
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.