The trial of James Allen, accused of murdering a Middlesborough pensioner and a woman from Whitby, is continuing in Newcastle.
You can watch Ben Chapman's report from this lunchtime below.
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There are 32 candidates standing in the Tees Valley area for the 2017 General Election