James Allen charged

Police have charged James Allen with the murders of 50-year-old Julie Davison from Whitby and 81-year-old Colin Dunford from Middlesbrough.

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Allen smiled throughout hearing

James Allen appeared at Teesside Magistrate's Court charged with the murders of 81-year-old Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough and 50-year-old Julie Davison in Whitby. He also faced charges of rape, false imprisonment, assault and witness intimidation.

Allen smiled throughout the hearing and spoke only to confirm his name and address. When leaving the court he gave an obscene gesture to magistrates.

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