Philpott house cleared

The former Philpott family home on Victory Road in Derby is being cleared, ahead of it being demolished. Its former tenants, Mick and Mairead Philpott, were jailed for the manslaughter of their six children in a fire there, last year.

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Philpott house contents cleared

An online petition had been set up calling for the home to be demolished Credit: ITV News Central

Derby City Council is today clearing out the former home of the Philpott family.

Dwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden died from smoke inhalation after a blaze at the property on Victory Road in Allenton in the early hours of May 11th 2012.

The father of the children, Mick Philpott, their mother Mairead and Paul Moseley were all jailed for their manslaughter.

The house will eventually be demolished.

Mairead Philpott: Police refuse to comment on sentence appeal reports

Mairead Philpott, left, was jailed last month for manslaughter
Mairead Philpott, left, was jailed last month for manslaughter Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Derbyshire Police refuse to comment on reports that Mairead Philpott will appeal her 17 year sentence for the deaths of her six children in a house fire in Derby.

Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of the children, were jailed last month for manslaughter, along with friend Paul Mosley.

Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, died on the morning of the fire and Duwayne, 13, died three days later in hospital.

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Lanterns lit in Derby in memory of Philpott children

Lanterns were lit in Derby on Sunday in remembrance of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father.

Jade, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13, died last May.

Lanterns are lit by well-wisher in Derby Credit: ITN

On Sunday, Derby City Council confirmed its intention to knock down the property and the adjoining semi.

Mick Philpott, 56, was jailed for life last Wednesday after being convicted of killing the children.

His wife Mairead, and their friend Paul Mosley, have been sentenced to 17 years.

A tribute to 13-year-old Dwayne Philpott Credit: ITV
Flowers and tributes were also left outside the house where the children died. Credit: ITV

Council plans to demolish Philpott House

Philpott house Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cllr Baggy Shanker, councillor for Sinfin and Osmaston, has told ITV News Central that it is the council's intention to demolish number 18 Victory Road, where the six Philpott children died in a house fire last year.

However, the council needs to buy the adjoining house, number 20, from the estate of the previous tenants, who have died.

A consultation will then begin with local residents about how to use the site.

Full report: minute's silence held for Philpott children

A minute's silence has been held at Derby County's match against Ipswich, in memory of the six children who died in a house fire in the city last year.

Moments before Derby County kicked off at Pride Park Stadium this afternoon, thousands of fans paid tribute to Jayden, Jesse, Jack, John, Jade and Duwayne, who died when their father, Mick Philpott, set a fire that took their lives.

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Paul Mosley's sister speaks after minute's silence for Philpott children

Angela Mosley – the sister of a man who assisted Mick Philpott with a fire that killed his six children, spoke to ITV News Central at a Derby County match where a minute's silence was held for the children who died in the fire.

Paul Mosley was sentenced to 17 years in prison for six counts of manslaughter. He will have to serve at least half of his time.

Angela says it's hard to put into words how she feels.

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Minute of silence to remember Philpott children

Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road.
Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

A minute's silence has been held in memory of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father.

Supporters, staff and players fell silent at 3pm to remember Jade, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13.

Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road.
Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

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Calls for Philpott house to be demolished

Calls for Philpott house to be demolished Credit: ITV News Central

An online petition has been set up, calling for the Philpott family home on Victory Road in Derby to be demolished.

The tenants, Mick and Mairead Philpott, were this week jailed for the manslaughter of their six children in a fire last year.

Mick Philpott was sentenced to life in prison, serving at least 15 years, and Mairead Philpott was sentenced to 17 years. She will serve at least half the sentence.

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Football club to hold memorial for Philpott children

Duwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden Philpott.

A minute's silence will be held today in memory of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father.

Derby County Football Club has asked supporters to join staff and players in remembering Jade, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13.

A spokesperson for the club said the Rams will hold the minute's silence ahead of their fixture with Ipswich Town at Pride Park Stadium this afternoon.

Mick Philpott, 56, was jailed for life on Wednesday after being convicted of killing the children along with his wife Mairead, 32, and friend Paul Mosley.

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