Child Fire Death Couple Remanded

The parents of six children who were killed in a house fire in Derby have appeared in Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court

Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, have been charged with murder.

The couple will appear in custody at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.

Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six and Jayden, five, died in the house fire on Victory Road on 11 May. Duwayne, 13, died three days later.

Derbyshire Police say has the investigation is ongoing as examination of the scene was contines.

Funeral arrangements for the children have yet to be finalised. A charitable trust has set up to administer money raised for the funerals said earlier this week it had passed the £10,000 mark.


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