Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mick Philpott wife Mairead Arrested on suspicion of murder of their SIX Children in Derby Fire

The parents of six children killed in an arson attack on their home have been
arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, have been detained in connection with the attack on the house in Derby.

They are in custody and will be questioned later.

The fire broke out at the house, in Victory Road, Allenton, in the early hours of Friday, May 11.

Duwayne Philpott, 13, Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John Philpott, nine, Jack Philpott, seven, Jessie Philpott, six, and Jayden Philpott, five, all died as a result of the fire.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said: "I suspect there may still be people with crucial information who have not yet come forward to speak to us.

"In view of the arrests, I would urge anyone who may have been holding back, not felt comfortable to voice their concerns or not had the confidence, to do so now. Read More