Report: the latest from the Philpott trial

Nottingham Crown Court heard today how Mick Philpott tried to rescue his six children from the house fire that killed them, by climbing a ladder and smashing a window.

The jury heard how Mick Philpott was forced to climb back down because of thick black smoke.


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.