The jury in the trial of three people accused of the manslaughter of six children in a Derby house fire has heard a secret recording of their parents Mick and Mairead Philpott in a police van. They all deny the charges.
PC Gareth Louretta said Mick Philpott was 'loud' and was accusing a woman, Lisa Willis, of kicking the door down.
PC Louretta said he saw no sign of any damage to the door and that Lisa Willis was calm. The PC decided to diffuse the situation by asking Mick Philpott to go inside.
The court heard that Mr Philpott explained to the officer that Ms Willis lived there with him and his wife Mairead, and that she had come to the property to collect her belongings and her children's clothes.
Under cross-examination from defence barrister Shaun Smyth QC, Lisa Willis agrees that Mairead Philpott was a caring & loving mother who didn't have a bad bone in her body. And that she would never put her children in danger.