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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. Rupert Evelyn: ITV News Midlands Correspondent

Hearing of deaths felt like 'insides had been ripped out'

Mairead Philpott tells the court that as far as she was concerned her children were "in the three bedrooms".

She says she was "hysterical" at the time of the fire and does not remember getting into the ambulance or being at the hospital up until the point a doctor told her "the children had passed away".

Asked whether she was able to describe what it felt like to be told that five of her children had died, she replied: "It's like my insides had been ripped out".

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