Leeds & West Yorkshire

Murder charges after woman's body found in woods

Sinead Wooding Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption The body of Sinead Wooding was discovered by joggers on 14 May

Two people have appeared in court accused of the murder of a woman found dead in woodland near Leeds.

The body of Sinead Wooding, 26, was discovered by joggers near Alwoodley Crags car park in Stairfoot Lane on 14 May.

Akshar Ali, 26, of Kings Road, Leeds, and Yasmin Ahmed, 27, of Reginald Mount, Leeds, both denied the charge during a hearing at Leeds Crown Court.

They were remanded in custody and will stand trial on 13 November. 

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At the same court hearing, Asim Ali, 20, of Kings Road, Leeds and Vicky Briggs, 25, of Throstle Road, Leeds both denied a charge of assisting an offender. They were released on bail.

On Thursday, the Independent Police Complaints Commission announced it was investigating West Yorkshire Police over its actions prior to the discovery of Ms Wooding's body.

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