Philpott house fire jury out

The judge in the trial of a couple accused of killing their six children in a house fire in Derby has told the jury he will accept a majority verdict. Mairead Philpott, her husband Mick, and a third defendant all deny manslaughter charges.

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  1. Richard Pallot - ITV News Correspondent

Philpott admits hitting ex-girlfriend

Mick Philpott has admitted hitting a previous girlfriend, but says she deserved it because he claims she hit his children.

Prosecutor Richard Latham claimed Philpott hit his mistress, Lisa Willis, with a stick.

Philpott says he "can't recollect" whether he did or not.

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