Jury told Mick Philpott's behaviour following the fire was 'unusual ... like he was at a social event'
POLICE reported Mick Philpott's behaviour following the fire as "unusual", the court heard.
One constable said Philpott showed "no emotion" and acted as if at a social event.
At the hospital, onlookers described him as looking "spotlessly clean" for someone who had been in a house fire, Mr Latham said.
Meanwhile, his wife was seen to be distraught and constantly crying at the hospital. Philpott was overheard at the hospital saying: "It wasn't meant to end like this."
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He and Mosley were seen to go off to a far end of the hospital for about half an hour.
"What were they talking about?" Mr Latham asked.
After his release following his first arrest, Mosley told friends he knew more than he had let on to the police, the court was told.
When asked by a friend whether the Philpotts were behind the fire, Mosley said: "I don't know, but if they are it's just something gone wrong," Mr Latham told the court.
Mosley then said: "What if I told you we actually rehearsed it six weeks prior to it happening?", the jury heard.
He told a friend a plan was set for him to rescue the children from the blaze, Mr Latham told the court.
Mosley said he was to kick the back door in while the Philpotts ran out of the front of the house, and he was then to go upstairs to save the children, the jury was told.
Mosley said it was because the Philpotts wanted a bigger house, and went on to tell his friend that Mairead Philpott wrote a suicide note which said she would take the children with her next time, Mr Latham said.
He added: "Mairead was to take the blame but it didn't go to plan, did it?"
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