Philpott sang Elvis songs at Karaoke hours after blaze and tried to 'get rich quick' off the back of his children's death Mick Philpott faked a collapse at a press conference after children's deaths Wanted money donated for funeral costs converted into Argos vouchers Mairead Philpott showed off her 80 trainers at a barbecue Philpott told fundraisers to sell teddy bears left outside family home By Andy Dolan and Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 22:45 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 3 April 2013 Mick and Mairead Philpott wanted to 'get rich quick' off the back of their six children's deaths Within hours of the fatal fire, the behaviour of Mick and Mairead Philpott was already arousing the suspicions of the police. The couple were keen to ‘get rich quick’ off the back of the children’s deaths, receiving at least 3,100 directly in cash gifts which they used to buy new sportswear and to get drunk at parties. The pattern of inappropriate behaviour in the aftermath of the blaze also saw Philpott: ■ Fake a collapse and joke around in a hospital mortuary ■ Sing the 1975 Elvis Presley songs Suspicious Minds and My Boy on a pub karaoke machine and proposition a female police officer during a ‘jovial’ visit to a hospital when he called his children ‘little sh***’ ■ Appear at a barbecue where his drunken wife showed off a new pair of 80 pink trainers.
Under threat from poachers, the rhinos who live in… KentBlack rhinos at Kent zoos may be targeted by poachers for their hornsAspinall foundation looking to imply 24-hour security to protect them in South Africa, up almost 50 per cent on the number for 2011.
Armed robbers threaten child with knife before slicing gold bangles from a woman's arm using pair of pliersThree armed men forced their way into a house in Levenshulme, Greater ManchesterThey held a knife to a child's throat The gang stole six bangles from the child's mother | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 24 December 2012 A gang of armed robbers held a knife to a child's throat and cut gold bangles from the youngster's mother. The three men forced their way into a family home in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester on Friday evening and threatened the child before using pliers to cut six bangles from the woman's arm
Christmas party-goer, 22, dies in staircase plunge at Premier League stadium hotelThe 22 year old woman had been at an office Christmas partyBody was discovered at the foot of a stairwell in the Millennium Madejski Hotel at Reading Football club | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 23 December 2012 Police are tonight investigating the death of a woman who plummeted down a flight of stairs at a Christmas party at a Premier League stadium hotel. The 22-year-old woman had been celebrating Christmas at an office party held at the hotel on the same complex as the Madejski Stadium, home to Reading Football Club
The 'murder and mayhem' squad: Shocking new revelations by former undercover soldier who carried out 'shoot first, ask questions later' attacks on IRA terrorists for the British Army Former British soldier says unit carried out secret campaign against the IRASays controversial shootings were carried out by the Military Reaction ForceHis accounts are being studied by Historical Enquiries Team | UPDATED: 22:27 GMT, 22 December 2012 A former British soldier who belonged to an undercover unit in Northern Ireland has claimed he and his colleagues resorted to ‘murder and mayhem’ during a secret campaign against the IRA. Simon Cursey was a member of a 30-man team which would ‘shoot first and ask questions later’
Finger nicking good: Thieves stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores to sell on as biodiesel Stuart Bradley and Matthew Walker masterminded nationwide scamThe pair stole cooking oil from stores and sold it on as biodieselThe duo have been jailed two years each for 'complex and elaborate' scam | UPDATED: 20:22 GMT, 18 December 2012 Two men who stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores and supermarkets across the UK and sold it on as biodiesel have been jailed for a combined total of four years. Scheming Stuart Bradley, 38, and Matthew Walker, 27, masterminded a nationwide scam described by one senior detective as one of the most 'complex and elaborate' crimes he had ever investigated. The duo struck at dozens of KFC branches as well as Asda, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and stole up to 147,000 worth of cooking oil which they siphoned into their vans.
Teacher under investigation over death of pregnant fiance who 'told friends he was trying to kill her' collapses in the street Darren Stott in critical condition in hospital in the Canary IslandsFailed to attend inquest into the death of lawyer fiance Ana HernandezShe died in June after ingesting lethal cocktail of prescription drugs | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 15 December 2012 Tragedy: Ana Hernandez, 32, died in June in what are now described as suspicious circumstances A teacher who is under investigation over his pregnant fiance's sudden death is in hospital after collapsing in the street. Darren Stott had apparently told his mother he was feeling suicidal over the decision to reopen the investigation into the death of Ana Hernandez, who was found to have taken a lethal cocktail of drugs. Ms Hernandez, a lawyer, allegedly claimed that Stott was trying to poison her shortly before she was found dead at her Yorkshire home in June.
Idiot yob swearing at CCTV camera becomes laughing stock after accidentally walking into lamppost Hilarious moment captured on 24-second CCTV clip released by West Midlands Police | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 28 November 2012 A rude yob was left a little red-faced after making obscene hand gestures at a CCTV camera – and then walking straight into a lamppost. The teen, wearing a hoodie pulled down over his face, started signing the insults after he spotted a town CCTV camera tracking him. But while his focus is fixed on swearing at the camera, he fails to notice the lamp-post in his path, and walks straight into it.