999 house fire call released

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.

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Officer says Philpott accused Willis of kicking the door down

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.



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Former mistress of Philpott resumes giving evidence

Artist sketch of Lisa Willis giving evidence from behind a screen yesterday Credit: ITV News Central

The former mistress of a man accused of killing his six children in a house fire in Derby, is due to resume giving evidence this morning.

Yesterday, Lisa Willis told a jury at Nottingham Crown Court that shortly after moving into the house on Victory Road, Mick Philpott had hit her with a piece of wood.

She also claimed that on another occasion he had thrown a cup of coffee at her.

But under cross-examination Ms Willis admitted that Mick Philpott was a good father, had never put his children in any danger, or shown any violence towards them.

Jade Philpott and her five brothers Duwayne, John, Jack, Jesse, and Jayden died from smoke inhalation after a blaze ripped through their home last May.

Mick Philpott, his wife Mairead and a third defendant Paul Mosley deny manslaughter.

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