Parents arrested after six children killed in house fire

The parents of six children killed in an arson attack on their home have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, were detained this morning in connection with the attack on the house in Derby.

Mick Philpott and wife Mairead speak at a press conference on May 16 Credit: PA

Derbyshire Police said a 55-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman from Derby were arrested this morning but did not name them.

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Derby fire parents held

The parents of six children killed in an arson attack on their home have been remanded in custoday on suspicion of murder. Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, were detained on Wednesday in connection with the attack on the house in Derby.