9:40am Friday 27th April 2012
By Nigel Burton
Friday, April 27, 6.25pm
Police confirmed that James Allen stayed at the Allerton Croft Hotel in Scarborough in West Square and was booked in for two nights but only stayed there on Wednesday night.
Friday, April 27, 6.15pm
James Allen seen at a hotel in Scarborough the night before murder of Julie Davidson in Whitby.
Friday, April 27, 14.47pm
Allen's mountain bike seen outside both murder scenes and DNA found at both homes - police reveal
Friday, April 27, 14.20pm
Police stopping and searching vehicles on the A19 Middlesbrough to Northallerton stretch
Friday, April 27, 14.20pm
Police press conference on hunt for James Allen has finished. More soon.
Friday, April 27, 13.22pm
James Allen used to live next door to Middlesbrough victim Colin Dunford, police reveal.
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Friday, April 27, 12.16pm
Armed police teams are also searching locations in Scarborough.
Friday, April 27, 11.50am
Police have taken a man into custody following a raid on a house. A man has been taken away from the house in Delarden Road. However, it is not believed to be James Allen. Earlier, a man in his 60s was questioned after the raid on Lothian Road. He has since been released without charge.
Friday, April 27, 10.53am
Teams of police combing Middlesbrough estates in Gresham, Park End and Pallister Park.
Friday, April 27, 10.52am
Police investigating report that Allen had been in same workingmen's club as first victim.
Police at a property in Delarden Road, Middlesbrough
Friday, April 27, 10.49am
Adeel Baig, who lives two doors away from the property on Lothian Road, said Allen seemed like a nice man, and he was shocked that he has been linked to the two murders. Mr Baig said he last saw Allen between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday when Allen was getting into a taxi. He said he believes that Allen has been sharing the house for around two months.
Friday, April 27, 10.40am
Police raid Delarden Road, Middlesbrough.
Friday, April 27, 10.10am
New reports coming in of a sighting in Middlesbrough close to Lothian Road. Police responding now.
Friday, April 27, 10am
Armed police have given the "all clear" at the house in Lothian Road. The road will be reopened to traffic shortly.
Friday, April 27, .9.56am
Police have entered the house in Lothian Road, Middlesbrough.
Friday, April 27, 9.52am
House in Lothian Road believed to be home where Allen has been living. He MAY NOT be inside.
Friday, April 27, 9.50am
UPDATE: Police investigating two possible sightings of James Allen in Middlesbrough
Friday, April 27, 9.30am
ARMED police are surrounding a house in Middlesbrough amid reports that they may have cornered a man wanted in connection with two murders.
Part of Lothian Road has been sealed off as part of a massive police operation.
Armed police and forensics at a property in Lothian Road, Middlesbrough
More than 100 police are searching for 35-year-old James Allen who is wanted by police.
Detectives investigating the murders of Colin Dunford, 81, in Middlesbrough, and 50-year-old Whitby woman Julie Davison, pledged that they would not rest until they had Allen in custody.
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