James Allen arrested

James Allen, who is suspected of killing Colin Dunford and Julie Davison in their own homes, was arrested on Sunday. The 36-year-old was arrested in south Leeds and is being held on suspicion of murder in connection with the deaths.

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Police given more time to question James Allen

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. Credit: Police

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.

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Police: An off-duty officer spotted Allen

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
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