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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mick and Mairead Philpott accused of murdering six children in house inferno beg to be let out of jail to attend funerals

The parents accused of murdering their six children in a house fire have begged prison bosses to be allowed to attend their funerals.

Mick and Mairead Philpott are currently in custody and have put in an application for compassionate leave to attend the services, according to reports.

They face six counts of murder following the fire at their home in Allenton, Derby, on May 11.

Their children Jade, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, all died in the fire, and a sixth sibling Duwayne, 13, died of his injuries in Birmingham Children's Hospital two days later.

The People reported Mr Philpott's son Richard, 25, told a friend: 'They want to be at the funerals and need to be able to say goodbye. Whatever has happened, they are innocent until proven guilty. The public should not judge them. Let a jury do that when they know all the facts. Read More