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Alice Ruggles death: Soldier Trimaan Dhillon accused of murder

Alice Ruggles Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption L/Cpl Trimaan Dhillon, also known as Harry Dhillon, has been charged with Miss Ruggles' murder

A soldier has appeared in court charged with murdering a 24-year-old woman whose body was found in Gateshead.

Alice Ruggles, originally from Leicestershire, was found dead in a house in Rawling Road on Wednesday.

L/Cpl Trimaan Dhillon, also known as Harry, of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was remanded in custody to reappear before Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old is based in Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik.

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