Derby Fire Arrests

Michael and Mairead Philpott, the parents of six children who died in a fire at their home in Derby, have been remanded in custody on murder charges.

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Parents of six children killed in a house fire been remanded into custody

The Philpott's leave court and are remanded into custody
The media awaiting the Philpott's leaving court Credit: ITV Central

Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court charged with murder following the blaze at the house on Victory Road in Allenton, Derby, on May 11.

Their children Jade, John, Jack, Jessie, and Jayden all died in the fire. Their brother Duwayne, died of his injuries in Birmingham Children's Hospital two days later.

The Philpott's leave court and are remanded into custody Credit: PA

Mr Philpott, who wore a white sports vest top, stared down at the floor in the dock while Mrs Philpott, wore a blue sweater and her red hair loose.

No applications were made for bail.

They will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on June 18.

The Philpott's leaving court Credit: PA

Parents charged with the murder of their six children due to appear in court again.

Michael and Mairead Philpott due in court again today
Michael and Mairead Philpott due in court again today Credit: PA

Michael and Mairead Philpott - the parents of six children killed in a house fire in Derby - are due in court again today. Yesterday they appeared before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court accused of murdering their children and were remanded in custody.

Today they are due to appear before Nottingham Crown Court today.

Mairead Philpott's tattoo with the names of her six dead children.

Mairead Philpott's tattoo with the names of her six dead children
Mairead Philpott's tattoo with the names of her six dead children Credit: Reuters / Darren Staples

A mother who's been charged with the murder of her six children killed in a house fire in Derby has a tattoo of their names on her arm.

The names of dead siblings Duwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden Philpott could be seen as she was driven away from Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court.

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