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.

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Two arrested in connection with fire deaths

Detectives investigating a fire in which six children died have arrested two people on suspicion of murder, police said.

A 55-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, who are from Derby, were arrested this morning, Derbyshire Police said.

They added that they are in custody and will be questioned by officers in due course.

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