Derby man, 45, in court charged with house fire murders

A 45-year-old man will appear in court today charged with murdering six children who died after a fire ripped through their home as they slept in their beds.

Paul Mosley, 45, of Derby, was last night charged with the murders of Jade Philpott, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and 13-year-old Duwayne, Derbyshire Police said.

The children died after the blaze engulfed their home in Victory Road, Allenton, Derby, on May 11.

Their parents, Mick Philpott, 55, and his 31-year-old wife Mairead, have also been charged with all six murders. They are next due in court on Thursday.