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999 house fire call released

The jury in the trial of three people accused of the manslaughter of six children in a Derby house fire has heard a secret recording of their parents Mick and Mairead Philpott in a police van. They all deny the charges.

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Transcript of parents' 999 house fire call released

A transcript of Michael and Mairead Philpott's 999 call when their house was on fire has been released by Derbyshire Police.

An excerpt from the transcript reads:

  • Michael: I can't get in me bedroom the kids are all upstairs six of 'em.
  • Operator: Is it a terraced house?
  • Michael: Please.
  • Operator: Er, yeah we've got some, we've got some police on their way, have you any idea what caused the fire?
  • Michael: I've no idea mate, we've just been woke up by the alarm.
  • Michael: There's smoke everywhere.

Michael and Mairead Philpott are charged with six counts of manslaughter. They deny all the charges.

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