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Philpott children: what were they like? Read profiles for each child

The six Philpott children Photo: ITV News Central

The following profiles were written for the children's funeral by other family members to describe the children's personalities and interests.

Duwayne Philpott

Duwayne Philpott, died on 13th May in hospital from smoke inhalation, aged 13 Credit: ITV News Central

"Duwayne was a charming and caring young boy who always had endless queues of girls fancying him. He loved to spend time with his pet parrot Crackle. Being the eldest brother he was very protective of his younger brothers and sisters. In his spare time he played the violin. He also loved to go fishing and was a season ticket-holder at Derby County football club."

Jade Philpott

Jade Philpott, died on the morning of the fire from smoke inhalation, aged 10 Credit: ITV News Central

"Jade was a 'beautiful princess' who became a 'mother hen' to her younger brothers. She was very creative and loved to dance. She always had a smile on her face, and was full of energy. At school she was very intelligent and was highly regarded by all her friends and teachers.”

John Philpott

ohn Philpott, died on the morning of the fire from smoke inhalation, aged 9 Credit: ITV News Central

"John was a 'cheeky chappy' who was always lively and ready to pick a fight with all the boys. No matter how much trouble he was in, he'd crack a smile and find it a joke.. At school his teachers described him as cheerful, smiley & polite. When he was older John wanted to become a soldier in the army."

Jack Philpott

Jack Philpott, died on the morning of the fire from smoke inhalation, aged 8 Credit: ITV News Central

"Jack was a pretty boy with blue eyes. He was 'cute', 'cuddly' and 'content' with everything. He was smart and enjoyed computer games. Like Duwayne he was sometimes shy and bashful. He would always be the first one in a fight to run off to his mummy for kisses and cuddles."

Jesse Philpott

Jesse Philpott, died on the morning of the fire from smoke inhalation, aged 6 Credit: ITV News Central

“Jesse was 'crazy', 'clumsy' and 'cheerful'. He loved his toys, and liked showing off to everyone. He would often come back in from the garden covered in mud. He was 'loud' and 'mischievious' and often got into trouble. He loved nothing more than snuggling up in bed with all his brothers to watch TV.”

Jayden Philpott

Jayden Philpott, died on the morning of the fire from smoke inhalation, aged 5 Credit: ITV News Central

“Jayden was the baby of the family. His parents nicknamed him 'the miracle baby' after he was born prematurely. He was 'bouncy' and 'hyperactive'. His main pleasure was food, and once ate 7 packets of crisps in one go. He was a copycat and looked up to his big brothers.”

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