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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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Mairead Philpott denies concocting 'story' with husband

Under cross-examination, Mairead Philpott denies that she and her husband Mick concocted a story.

When asked what Mick Philpott meant when he allegedly whispered to her in a police van "we're sticking to the story," Mairead replies: "There was no story".

She says it was about not wanting to tell police about having had sex with co-defendant Paul Mosley shortly before the fire at her home.

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