Mairead Philpott: I woke up to the fire

"I woke up to the fire," Mairead Philpott is telling a jury at Nottingham Crown Court.

She said she was naked at the time and first appreciated there was a fire in the house when her husband Mick opened the door and flames came through it.

She said she was trying to get dressed as she called 999.

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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.