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Philpott Trial: Mosley Will Not Give Evidence
The friend of a couple accused of the manslaughter of six children has chosen not to give evidence in his own defence.
Paul Mosley has denied six counts of manslaughter along with the children's parents Mick and Mairead Philpott, after a fire at the family home in Derby.
A jury at Nottingham Crown Court was told by Mr Mosley's barrister Ben Nolan QC: "On behalf of Paul Mosley we do not call any evidence."
Mr Nolan was then asked by the trial judge whether Mosley had been advised that the jury may draw such inferences as appeared proper from his failure to give evidence.
Mr Nolan replied: "We have so advised him and he has elected to exercise his right to silence."
Mr Mosley along with Mr and Mrs Philpott have pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, who all died in the fire at Victory Road, Derby last May.
Mairead's eldest son Duwayne died in hospital in Birmingham days later.
The trial will resume on Thursday.