Man arrested in murder probe

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A BLACKPOOL man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two people in the North East.

James Allen, 36, was found by police in south Leeds at 7.20am today after an off-duty officer spotted a man fitting his description.

He is being held on suspicion of murder.

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

Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police launched a nationwide search for Allen, formerly of Layton, following the deaths.