Mairead and Mick Philpott
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Derby fire deaths: Parents arrested on suspicion of murder

The mother and father of six children who died in a house fire in Derby have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, were arrested in Derby on Tuesday and are due to be questioned.

Five days after the attack Mr and Mrs Philpott held a brief press conference to thank those who tried to rescue the children and members of the local community for their support.

The BBC's Phil Mackie reports.

  • 29 May 2012
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