Philpott was the 'dominant force' in the disturbance says PC Louretta

PC Louretta said that Mick Philpott kept saying that he wanted to have regular contact with the children he had with Ms Willis and he wanted a '50-50' split in terms of access to them.

The jury heard that whilst inside the house, Ms Willis had agreed to allow Mr Philpott access to the children.

On the night in question, the officer said Mr Philpott had calmed down and was the 'dominant force' in the conversation while Ms Willis appeared quiet and calm. He added that Mairead Philpott was also there but said nothing.

PC Louretta said Ms Willis later left with her belongings and the children's clothes.

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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.