A man accused of two murders has refused to attend court to hear the evidence against him. James Allen denies killing and robbing Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough and Julie Davison in Whitby last April.
Today a waitress told the jury that she had seen what she thought was blood on his sleeve whilst she was serving him in the days between the murders.
More top news
Kerrie brings you Sunday's pollen forecast
Kerrie brings you Sunday's forecast
Prime Minister describes her visit to Manchester Children's Hospital to meet victims, many of whom are from the North East