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Live News: November 8, 2012 (James Allen Murder Trial)
11:17am Thursday 8th November 2012 in Chester-le-Street
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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Thousands of Newcastle United supporters are congregating in Brugge's main city square ahead of this evening's Europa League game between the Magpies and Club Brugge.
With up to 5,000 Newcastle supporters believed to be without a ticket for the game at the Jan Breydel Stadion, the authorities have constructed a giant fan park with outdoor screens and open-air bars.
The park is likley to be packed by kick-off, which is at 7pm local time, and the atmosphere is currently good natured with English and Belgian fans socialising together.
Newcastle will qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League with two group games to spare if they win tonight's game and Bordeaux claim at least a point from their home game with Maritimo.
Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson, in Brugge.
Mr Dunford's mobile came off the network at 11.57am on Wednesday April 25 near to Robin Hoods Bay, the court hears.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
After James Allen's mobile was disconnected from the network, usage shifted to Mr Dunfird's and involved associates of Mr Allen.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
phone activity stopped on James Allen's mobile and transferred to the one belonging to Mr Dunford, the jury hears.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
his mobile was also used to call several numbers in Scarborough on April 24 which Mr Dunford had never used before.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
records show Mr Dunford's mobile was used to call Craig Lines in Middlesbrough on April 23 before then there is no record at all.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
pattern of use of Mr Dunford's mobile changed significantly after April 23 when it is believed the day he was murdered.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
prior to April 23 Mr Dunford's mobile was only used sporadically. No record of his phone receiving or making contact with James Allen— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
phone evidence from James Allen's mobile, Colin Dunford's landline and mobile as well as Mr Lines' mobile given by a digital forensic expert— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
despite differences in his three statements the witness is certain the gloves he gave Allen and the one in the police photograph is the same— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
he says Allen regularly carried a black laptop bag with him in Middlesbrough. Did the police show you a picture of one, asks Mr Hunt. No.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
Lead stolen from the firthmoor school overnight— @eastnpt_darlo 08 November 2012
in two police statements the witness says the gloves he gave to Allen were woollen without a logo on.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
Rod Hunt, defence, says Allen could access loans easily but didn't take one. The witness agreed.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
witness identifies a police photograph of a glove as one that he gave to Allen out of his taxi.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
he tells how Allen used to call him for lifts in his taxi. He gave him a pair of woolen gloves left in the cab in April time.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
taxi driver tells jury he bedfriended James Allen late March and spoke of how to obtain cash loans. They swapped mobile numbers.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
Tour de France winner and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for injuries suffered in a collision with a van.
jury in the James Allen trial double murder trial rises for lunch. They hear the prosecution's case should conclude tomorrow morning.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
severe force could have caused the extent of blood splatter patterns discovered in Ms Davison's flat.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
A man from Bishop Auckland has died after his car collided with a van on the A68 at Etherley, near Bishop Auckland, at about 5.15pm last night.
A black renault clio was heading south in the direction of West Auckland when for unknown reasons it crossed the centre line and went into the opposite carriageway.
It collided with a white Mercedes Sprinter van.
The driver of the car, who is in his 20s but has not yet been named was pronounced dead at the scene.
The van driver, a 55-year-old man from Rotherham, was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with internal injuries which have been described as 'serious but not life threatening.'
Darlington reporters are checking out reports of a fire at a chip shop in Cockerton.
a cigarette butt found outside Ms Davison's block of flats had James Allen's DNA on it. Exact match being wrong is 1 in a billion, she says.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
the forensic scientist also carried out analysis in Julie Davison's Whitby flat.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
blood pattern evidence revealed Mr Dunford had been stuck while laid on the floor.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
blood was found on a wardrobe door handle upstairs in a spare room and on a rug and bedding in Mr Dunford's bedroom, the jury hears— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
piece of carpet removed from the house for analysis which showed a blood stained impression from footwear— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
some of the blood on an armchair had blood stains and spots which had been exporated by the victim during an assault— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
the jury hear a scarf was over Mr Dunford's face. When it was removed she saw blood had run down his face meaning he bled while on floor— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
forensic scientist Gillian O'Boyle tells jury she performed blood stain pattern analysis from Mr Dunford's Middlesbrough home.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
BISHOP OF DURHAM: Bishop Welby today said he was unable to comment on speculation about the appointment.
Speaking during a break in the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards inquiry, of which he is a committee member, he said: “I am not able to comment, only Lambeth Palace can.”
A police officer at Portcullis House in Westminster, where the inquiry is being heard, congratulated the Bishop on his new post to which he laughed and raised his hands in defence.
The commission was set up to consider and report on professional standards and culture of the UK banking system. It is due to publish its first report next month.
The Government has announced that Durham Prison will stay in the public sector.
James Allen refuses to come into the dock for the start of day nine of his double murder trial.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
jury told that Mr Allen is in the court building and is free to come into court.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
sole pattern on witness Christopher Sanderson's Nike Airmax different to print found in Ms Davison's Whitby flat, the court hears.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
sole pattern from shoes of 2 neighbours from basement flat don't match print found in kitchen of the flat.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012
court hears that acetate prints of shoe print shown to jury were not from defendant's trainers but a brand new pair the same as his.— @graemeecho 08 November 2012