THE body of a woman which was found in a burnt-out car in Ardington, near Wantage, has been identified.

An inquest opening today at Oxford Coroner's Court heard the body found on March 8 was that of Deborah Uzoziri, from Abingdon.

The 59-year-old retired house manager was found by emergency services in the early hours of the morning.

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Villagers reported swarms of police officers and fire crews in the area after the discovery off the A417 opposite Ardington, towards Ardington Wick farm.

Oxfordshire assistant coroner opened the inquest for Ms Uzoziri and confirmed the death was 'unexplained' at this time.

A full inquest is expected to take place on July 29, at 12.45pm.