Mairead Philpott denies involvement in house fire plot

Mairead Philpott has told Nottingham Crown Court she had no involvement with starting the fire at her Derby home or any plot leading up to the fatal blaze at 18 Victory Road.

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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.