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Police have released a new photograph of James Allen who is suspected of killing two people in Whitby. Officers were keen to stress the new image shows Allen with some hair. Previous images have shown him without any hair.
A previous victim of James Allen said he was "lucky" to be alive as he described his shock at seeing the wanted man's face on TV.
Brian Butt, 67, suffered four stab wounds when he was attacked outside his Winchester home in February 2003 by Allen and a accomplice. Allen was jailed for eight years for the attack, the Southern Daily Echo reported.
Mr Butt said: "I saw it on television and I thought I knew the name from somewhere, then I saw his picture and it was definitely him. When I saw it and what he is supposed to have done, I felt sorry for the families of those up there.
"I don't want to talk about what happened. They came here and I was stabbed four times but I was the lucky one. They did take things but I don't want to talk about what happened."
Cleveland Police have given an update in connection with the search for James Allen, who is wanted in connection with the murder of Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough and Julie Davison in Whitby.
A spokeperson said reports of sightings of Allen in Middlesbrough and Whitby continue.
There are also potential sightings of Mr Allen in the Harehills area of Leeds on Thursday evening and Friday.
The spokeperson also said it is possible that James Allen is trying to change his appearance by growing his hair.
A man suspected of killing two people in their homes is a known drug user who was out on court bail at the time of the deaths, the detective leading the manhunt has revealed.
James Allen has previous convictions for violence and has served a custodial sentence, said Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang.
Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police are keen to trace a bike believed to have been used by murder suspect James Allen.
Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang, Head of Crime Operations for Cleveland Police, said:
Cleveland Police have revealed that James Allen who has a history of "committing violent crimes" knew Colin Dunford, the 81-year-old man whose body was found in his home in Middlesbrough.
Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang of Cleveland Police said:
During a police operation on Delarden Road in Middlesbrough police detained a man thought to be a friend of James Allen.
Police search a house in Delarden Road in Middlesbrough: