Allen in court charged with double murder

The jury in a trial of a man charged with two counts of murder - including one in Whitby - have today been sworn in.

James Allen, 36, is being tried at Newcastle Crown Court after pleading not guilty to the charges.

He is accused of murdering Colin Dunford, 81, and Julie Davison, 50, in April this year.

He was arrested in Leeds after a UK-wide man hunt.