Michael and Mairead Philpott in court
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Derby death blaze accused police van conversations played in court

A father accused of killing six of his children in a fire said in a recording made in a police van he "didn't mean to do it", prosecutors have claimed.

The secret recording was played at Nottingham Crown Court during the trial of Mick Philpott, who is charged with manslaughter, along with his wife Mairead and their friend Paul Mosley.

A defence witness testified the phrase was obscured by background noise.

All three defendants deny six counts of manslaughter.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 01 Mar 2013