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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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Court hears about last moments of Whitby victim

The trial of double murder suspect James Allen has continued today with the court hearing about the last moments of one of his alleged victims Julie Davison.

Julie Davison's brother-in-law said that they had arranged to meet the 50-year-old, and became worried when they did not hear from her.

He and his wife then let themselves into her flat with a spare key, concerned that Julie might have suffered an epileptic seizure.

The court heard that the flat had been ransacked and that his wife screamed when she discovered Julie's body.

Another witness, who had spent the night with Julie Davison, said that when he left her flat that morning he had seen a man waiting outside wearing a baseball cap and smoking.

James Allen denies murdering both Julie Davison and Colin Dunford, and the case continues.

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