Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in a burning car.
Fire crews and police were called in the early hours of Tuesday to a blaze in Success Road, Shiney Row, near Sunderland.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service found a body while they were extinguishing the blaze, and it has since been identified as that of a woman.
Murder investigation launched after a woman's body was found in a burning car in Shiney Row yesterday. 2 arrests https://t.co/Tlod1aF6vv— Sunderland Police (@NPSunderland) August 16, 2017
Northumbria Police said two men aged 39 and 50 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and were in custody.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
A police cordon was in place at the top of a lane leading down to allotments.
Plot-holders were not allowed on to their allotments as officers were still working at the scene, off Success Road.