Police given more time to question James Allen

Police have been granted more time to question a man who went on the run after two people were killed in separate attacks.

Cleveland Police confirmed it has obtained a warrant of further detention for 36-year-old James Allen. Credit: Police

James Allen, 36, was arrested in Leeds on Sunday after he was spotted by an off-duty police officer.

He is being questioned by Cleveland Police following the murder last week of 81-year-old Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough and 50-year-old Julie Davison in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Allen is being held at a police station in Middlesbrough on suspicion of the two murders and a sexual assault.

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James Allen arrested

James Allen, who is suspected of killing Colin Dunford and Julie Davison in their own homes, was arrested on Sunday. The 36-year-old was arrested in south Leeds and is being held on suspicion of murder in connection with the deaths.