Mick Philpott and wife Mairead
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Derby fire deaths: Mick and Mairead Philpott charged

The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby have appeared in court charged with their murder.

Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, confirmed their names at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court.

Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six and Jayden, five, died in the house fire on Victory Road on 11 May. Duwayne, 13, died three days later.

Ed Thomas reports.

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  • 31 May 2012