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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

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

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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

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.

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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.

Philpott house demolition work to begin today

The Philpott house will be demolished Credit: ITV News Central

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

The demolition on Victory Road, where the Philpott children died, will take up to three weeks. The site is going to be developed into new housing.

Mick and Mairead Philpott were jailed in April for deliberately starting the blaze.

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Derby house demolition fees to be donated to charity

Contractors that will demolish the Derby house where six children died in a blaze started by their parents are to donate their fees to Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre in Skegness, which provides disadvantaged local children with holidays in the town.

The work will see 18 Victory Road and neighbouring property number 20 razed to the ground.

18 Victory Road where six children were killed in the blaze will be razed to the ground with the demolition fees going to a Credit: ITV News Central
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