PC Croxall gives evidence in Philpott trial

PC Deborah Croxall tells a jury that she provided Mick Philpott with a blanket outside the Royal Derby Hospital as he was 'shivering'.PC Croxall told the court that the scene at the hospital was 'mayhem'.

She later drove Mick Philpott, his wife Mairead, and Mairead's mother Vera Duffy to Birmingham Children's hospital.

Under cross-examination PC Croxall also told the jury that while she was in the hospital's intensive care unit in Birmingham Mairead Philpott was looking at photos of her children on her mobile phone.

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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.