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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James Allen trial: Defence begins

A man accused of two murders has admitted running from the police but says that he did not kill anyone.

James Allen has told a jury that he knew that he would be going to jail after serious allegations were made against him.

He denies murdering a pensioner in Middlesbrough and a woman in Whitby last April.

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