Police release pair in Derby house fire investigation

Police release pair in Derby house fire investigation

A man and a woman who were arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the deaths of five children in a house fire in England have been released without charge, police said.

The 28-year-old woman and 38-year-old man, both from Derby, were arrested yesterday by officers investigating the deaths of 10-year-old Jade Philpott and her siblings John, nine, Jack, seven, Jessie, six, and five-year-old Jayden.

The children died after a fire ripped through their home in Victory Road, Allenton, Derby, in the early hours of yesterday.

Their 13-year-old brother Duwayne, who was also in house at the time of the blaze, remains in a critical condition in hospital in Birmingham.


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