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Double murder suspect on trial

James Allen is accused of murdering Colin Dunford, 81, in Middlesbrough, and Julie Davison, 50, in Whitby, last April. He denies the charges.

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James Allen trial: Prosecution continues

The court heard that James Allen told a friend that he was dying of cancer on the night of one of the murders.

A friend of James Allen said that he took pity on him, and offered him somewhere to stay the night.

Allen is accused of murdering a pensioner in Middlesbrough last April, as well as a woman in Whitby.

The trial continues.

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