Mick Philpott 'did not seem concerned for wife's wellbeing' after she took an overdose
A PARAMEDIC who went to the Philpotts' house after Mairead took an overdose said that her husband did not seem "at all concerned" for his wife's wellbeing.
Paramedic Samantha Phelan went to 18 Victory Road on February 21 last year, after a 999 call was made.
She said Philpott had been "very dramatic" and was "wailing" while his wife was sat "very quietly" on a sofa.
Ms Phelan said she could not initially establish who the patient was.
"Mick Philpott kept putting his head in his hands," she told the court.
"He was going on about 'my babies my babies', about who was going to look after them."
Asked what stuck with her the most about the incident, she said: "The behaviour of Mr Philpott and how he was being very dramatic about everything that happened, whereas Mairead was sat and only ever answered a question when directly spoken to.
"He was making much more noise about the whole situation."
She told the jury Philpott's behaviour was "atypical of a partner in this situation".
She said: "He did not seem at all concerned for Mrs Philpott's wellbeing, her mental state at the time and why she had done it. Those things hadn't seemed to register."
Prosecutor Richard Latham QC asked: "What was he concerned about?"
She replied: "Himself."
Ms Phelan said that Philpott had given her some information. She said he had told her it was his fault because he had "two wives" and one of them had decided to take her five children and taken them away from Derby.
She said: "He said Mairead got upset because she couldn't see the five children any more."
Ms Phelan conceded that Philpott had dropped to his knees and held his wife's hand at one point.
"There was a concern for her, wasn't there?" said Anthony Orchard QC, for MickPhilpott.
She replied: "By holding her hand it could be said he was demonstrating concern for her, yes."