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James Allen arrested over double murder

A man being hunted by police after he was suspected of killing two people in their own homes has been arrested.

James Allen, 36, was arrested in south Leeds at 07:20 BST and is being held on suspicion of murder.

Colin Dunford, 81, was found dead in Middlesbrough on Monday and the body of Julie Davison, 50, was found in Whitby on Wednesday.

Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police had issued an urgent appeal to find Mr Allen following the killings.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 29 Apr 2012