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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Murder suspect leaves dock in protest

James Allen, the man accused of murdering a woman from Whitby and a pensioner in Middlebrough, left the dock as the jury were brought in in protest at the court finishing time.

"I'll be off then," he said.

"Alright then," said the judge

The judge explained that Allen had the right to attend his trial but was exercising his right not to.

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