Mick Philpott 'encouraged' wife to sleep with other men

Mairead Philpott tells the court that she started having sex with other men before Christmas.

She says Mick was always present and that he would encourage it and agreed he would get involved.

On the night of the fire, Mairead says she had sex with fellow defendant Paul Mosely - something Mick would "encourage and join in" with.

This had taken place before the fire and Mairead said she felt "disgusted" afterwards, but that she did it to make Mick happy.

She says she was "really hurt" when Mick asked her for a divorce, but that she never thought about leaving.

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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.