James Allen, who is suspected of killing two people in their own homes, was arrested in south Leeds on his 36th birthday.
A man being hunted by police after he was suspected of killing two people in their own homes was arrested today.
James Allen, 36, was arrested in south Leeds at 7.20am and is being held on suspicion of murder in connection with the deaths of Colin Dunford, in Middlesbrough, and Julie Davison, in Whitby.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested by police hunting for double murder suspect James Allen, Cleveland Police said today.
Allen was wanted over the killings of Julie Davison, 50, in Whitby, North Yorkshire, and 81-year-old Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough.
A third police force has joined the manhunt for a violent convicted criminal suspected of killing two people in their own homes following a fresh sighting.
West Yorkshire Police joined the search after James Allen was seen on CCTV footage walking along Harehills Lane, Leeds at 2.41pm on Friday.
An urgent appeal to find Allen was issued by Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police following the murders of Julie Davison, 50, in Whitby, North Yorkshire, and 81-year-old Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough.
Police hunting double murder suspect James Allen have released CCTV footage of him walking, with his face hidden, in the Harehills area of Leeds on Friday afternoon.
Allen is suspected of two separate murders in which a man aged 81 and a woman aged 50 were found dead in their homes.
Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Lang, head of crime operations for Cleveland Police, has told a news conference that he and his officers are determined to catch James Allen and bring him to justice.
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."