3:47 am, Tue 01 May 2012
Police have been granted more time to question a man who went on the run after two people were killed in separate attacks.
Cleveland Police confirmed it has obtained a warrant of further detention for 36-year-old James Allen.
James Allen, 36, was arrested in Leeds on Sunday after he was spotted by an off-duty police officer.
He is being questioned by Cleveland Police following the murder last week of 81-year-old Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough and 50-year-old Julie Davison in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Allen is being held at a police station in Middlesbrough on suspicion of the two murders and a sexual assault.
9:07 pm, Sun 29 Apr 2012
Emma Murphy reports on the arrest of James Allen, wanted on suspicion of two murders, after being spotted by an off-duty policeman.
1:34 pm, Sun 29 Apr 2012
Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang said James Allen was arrested after an off-duty officer spotted him in South Leeds this morning and urged the public to keep sending in information on the case.
1:13 pm, Sun 29 Apr 2012
Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang has urged the public to check on family and friends to make sure "everyone is safe" after the arrest of double murder suspect James Allen.
1:09 pm, Sun 29 Apr 2012
Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang said he did not "anticipate any more arrests" in the double murder case.
1:08 pm, Sun 29 Apr 2012
Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang has praised the "excellent" police work by an off-duty officer who spotted double murder suspect James Allen in South Leeds.
Mr Lang added that the officer was in a car, observed Allen "for minutes" before calling in help.
9:22 am, Sun 29 Apr 2012
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said Allen was arrested on Crown Point Road after an off-duty officer saw a man fitting his description.
An off-duty officer travelling to work this morning saw a man fitting the description of James Allen on Crown Point Road in Leeds.
They called for colleagues in support who arrived quickly and an arrest was made. We would like to thank all members of the community who have been contacting us to assist in this matter.
– Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom, West Yorkshire Police
9:08 am, Sun 29 Apr 2012
James Allen, who is suspected of killing two people in their own homes, was arrested in south Leeds on his 36th birthday.