Close friends of a murdered pensioner have described in court the moment they found his battered body. Colin Dunford, 81, was killed in his home in Middlesbrough last spring.
James Allen is accused of murdering and robbing him, as well as a woman in Whitby three days later. A jury's been told he stabbed her more than 30 times.
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