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Mick Philpott ‘feared being dropped in it’

Tributes outside the home of Mick and Mairead Philpott, where six of their children died after a fire. Picture: Getty

Tributes outside the home of Mick and Mairead Philpott, where six of their children died after a fire. Picture: Getty

A FATHER accused of killing his six children was overheard saying that someone being questioned by police was going to “drop us in it”, a court has heard.

• Mick Philpott was overheard saying that someone being questioned by police was going to “drop us in it”, a court has heard

• Philpott was allegedly heard making the remarks days after the house fire which killed six of his children

Mick Philpott, 56, was allegedly heard making the comments on the phone days after the house fire in which his six young children died as they slept.

At his manslaughter trial at Nottingham Crown Court, Claire Tyler, who worked with Philpott’s wife and co-accused Mairead at the Royal Derby Hospital, told jurors she heard his side of the conversation.

“I heard him say he has not got the story right,” Ms Tyler said.

Prosecutor Richard Latham QC asked her: “When he said he has not got the story right, did he say what the consequence was going to be?”

“He’s going to drop us in it,” she replied.

“He has not got the story right. He’s going to drop either us or me in it. You heard him say that on the phone?” Mr Latham asked.

“Yes.”

The trial continues

 
 
 

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