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Police issue new CCTV footage of man wanted for killings in Whitby and Middlesbrough

James Allen: The suspect, 35, has a history of violent offences and has been to jail

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Yorkshire murder suspect James Allen was 'victim's neighbour'

Murder suspect James Allen knew one of his alleged victims, police said today.

Yorkshire murder hunt for James Allen centred on estate

Police hunting for a 35-year-old man wanted in connection with two "brutal" murders are involved in an "ongoing operation" on a housing estate.

Hundred officers hunt suspect after two brutal murders are linked

A man thought to have battered to death a charity worker and a pensioner in their homes was named last night by police desperate to catch him before he can strike again.

Police to take no further action against councillor Marjorie Simpson over alleged 'right hook' on mayor

A veteran councillor and grandmother who was investigated by police for allegedly punching a mayor in the face has been told she will not face further action.

Amish in court over haircut attacks

Sixteen men and women pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in the US state of Ohio.

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Asian officer wins £840,000 compensation

Cleveland Police forced to make payout for racism that blighted traffic officer's career

£800,000 payout for wronged ex-Pc Sultan Alam

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Cocaine dealer jailed for 10 years

A cocaine dealer caught with £1.3 million of the class A drug and amphetamines valued at up to £450,000 was jailed for 10 years today.

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Few musicians are able to dominate their instrument in the way Earl Scruggs did the banjo. Other players may have enjoyed success and acclaim, but Scruggs' work, first with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, then with his partner Lester Flatt and later with his own Revue, remains the benchmark against which other picker's efforts are measured.

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne to link up with NFL team

Injured Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is linking up with NFL side the Cleveland Browns as he bids to return to action by the end of April.

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Police negotiators were talking to a woman while armed police and Army bomb disposal experts stood ready in a stand-off in a seaside town tonight.

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