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.
The parents of six children killed in a house fire in Derby have been remanded in custody after being charged with murder.
Michael Philpott and Mairead Philpott will appear in court today after they were charged with the murder of their six children.