Man appears in court charged with murdering six children who died after blaze engulfed their Derby home


Paul Mosley, 45, pictured leaning on a van while an officer stands by the house where the fire took place, has been charged with the murder of six childrenPaul Mosley, 45, pictured leaning on a van while an officer stands by the house where the fire took place, has been charged with the murder of six children

A 45-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court today charged with murdering six children who died after a fire ripped through their home as they slept in their beds.

Paul Mosley, 45, of Derby, (  was last night charged with the murders of Jade Philpott, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and 13-year-old Duwayne, Derbyshire Police said.

The children died after the blaze engulfed their home in Victory Road, Allenton, Derby, on May 11.

Mick and Mairead Philpott will appear before Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday

Accused: The children’s parents, Mick and Mairead Philpott, will appear before Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday

Their parents, Mick Philpott, 55, and his 31-year-old wife Mairead, have also been charged with all six murders. They are next due in court on Thursday where they are expected to enter their pleas.

Mosley was arrested yesterday by officers investigating the deaths along with a 49-year-old man, who has since been released without charge, police said.

Mosley appeared before Derby Magistrates Court today for a preliminary hearing and spoke out only to confirm his name and date of birth.

No pleas were entered and Mosley was remanded in custody to appear with the Philpotts at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said: ‘Three people have now been charged with the murder of these children. This man stands accused alongside Michael and Mairead Philpott.

Philpott

 
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