A man on trial for two murders has told the jury that he will admit the crimes if he is shown a substantial piece of evidence linking him to the killings.
James Allen said that the prosecution had nothing on him and that they looked stupid as a result of this.
He also threatened and swore at the barrister at Newcastle Crown Court.
James Allen denies murdering Colin Dunford in Middlesbrough last April before travelling to Whitby and murdering Julie Davison.
The trial continues.
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