Philpott house demolition

Demolition work begins today on the house in Derby, where six children were killed in a house fire.

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Philpott house razed to the ground

The demolished house
The council has reportedly said the work would take about two weeks to complete. Credit: SWNS

The Derbyshire house formerly owned by Mick Philpott has been razed to the ground.

The fire-ravaged home was pulled down after the blaze which killed all six of the man's children.

The demolished house
The demolition process began on Monday morning, following preparation work from the previous week. Credit: SWNS

Parents Mick and Mairead Philpott were jailed in April, with friend Paul Mosley, after being found to have started the petrol-fuelled fire.

The three were convicted of killing the couple's six children.

The demolished house
The project's contractors have agreed to donate their fee to Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre in Skegness. Credit: SWNS

More housing will be built on the site following the work.

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Pictures of the Philpott house demolition

The house in Victory Road is being demolished Credit: ITV News Central

The house in Derby where six children died in a house fire is being demolished. The demolition has been underway for nearly three hours this morning, after workmen spent the last week preparing the house for its destruction.

Parents Mick and Mairead Philpott have been jailed for their childrens' murders.

The demolition began this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Philpott house demolition underway

The demolition of the Philpott house in Derby has begun.

Last week, workmen began preparations for its destruction, and earlier this morning, the neighbouring property was taken down.

The house is being taken apart Credit: ITV News Central

Six children were killed in a house fire at the home in Victory Road, Allenton, in May 2012. Mick and Mairead Philpott, and their friend, Paul Mosley, have been jailed for their murders.

The major part of the demolition job has begun this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Read more: Philpotts jailed for murder of six children

Neighbouring property demolition underway at Philpott house

The neighbouring house is being taken down Credit: ITV News Central

Demolition work is underway on the neighbouring property to the Philpott house in Derby.

Preparation work to take down both semi-detached houses in Victory Road, Allenton, began last week, but the demolition has begun in earnest this morning.

Workmen prepared the properties for demolition last week Credit: ITV News Central

Philpott house demolition starts today

Work to demolish the major part of a house where six children died in a fire will get underway this morning.

Contractors prepared the former home of Mick and Mairead Philpott for demolition last week in Derby.

Bulldozers will start to take down the walls today.

Workmen begin to examine 18 Victory Road and the neighbouring property last week Credit: ITV News Central

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Philpott grandmother observes house demolition

The grandmother of six children who died in a house fire said they will be able to rest in peace now their former home is being demolished.

Vera Duffy, Mairead Philpott's mother, said she had wanted to see the start of the demolition process to end the tragic chapter in the family's history.

Derby City Council said the process of demolition is likely to take up to three weeks; one week to prepare the site and a further two weeks to take down both properties, beginning with the outbuildings and roofing structures.

New social housing is expected to be built on the site.

Philpott house demolition begins later today

Demolition of the house in Derby where six children were killed in a house fire starts today.

Demolition of the house where six children died begins today Credit: ITV News Central

The fire which killed the six children took place on 11th May 2012.

In April this year Mick Philpott, his wife Mairead, and their friend, Paul Mosley, were all found guilty of manslaughter following a seven week trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

The site will be developed into new housing Credit: ITV News Central

Mick Philpott was jailed for life. Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley were both jailed for 17 years. Both Mairead and Mosley are appealing against their sentences.

The site will be developed into new housing.

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