UK fire parents remanded in custody

Thu, May 31, 2012, 01:00

The parents of six children killed in a house fire appeared in a British court today charged with their murders.

Mick Philpott (55) and his wife Mairead (31) appeared at Derby Magistrates’ Court charged with murder following the blaze at the house on Victory Road in Allenton, Derby, on May 11th.

Their children Jade (10) and brothers John (9) Jack (7) Jessie (6) and Jayden (5) all died in the fire, and a sixth sibling Duwayne (13) died of his injuries in Birmingham Children’s Hospital two days later.

Mr and Mrs Philpott were remanded in custody.