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Fire deaths couple remanded

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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CPS: Sufficient evidence to prosecute parents over Derby fire

The Crown Prosecution Service have said that: "The evidence was reviewed by a Crown Advocate who decided there was sufficient evidence to charge" the parents of six children killed in a house fire in Derby with murder:

The evidence was reviewed by a Crown Advocate from the CPS East Midlands Complex Casework Unit, who decided that there was sufficient evidence to charge and that it is in the public interest for a prosecution to take place.

It is important to note that the defendants are entitled to a fair trial and nothing should be said or reported that would prejudice that right.

– CPS spokesman

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