Philpott: Traces of petrol came from grass strimmer

Mick Philpott is in the witness box at Nottingham Crown Court explaining how traces of petrol got on his clothes.

He says the fuel had spilt from a petrol grass strimmer that he had lent to his neighbour Adam Taylor.

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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.