Social worker Suzanne Eastwood, tells the jury that she had a call from Mick Philpott's solicitor asking for a meeting to organise contact with the five children he had with his ex-partner Lisa Willis.
Three months earlier, Ms Willis had left the home she shared with Mick and Mairead Philpott – taking her children with her. When Ms Willis was arrested (and later released without charge) her children were placed in temporary Foster Care.
Suzanne Eastwood said that when she told Mick Philpott that the children were to stay with Ms Willis, he became angry, and began shouting and pointing his finger at her.
– Suzanne Eastwood, Social worker
Mick Philpott wanted to know where the children were and demanded they be released to him now.
I was quite surprised Mairead showed no emotion about her six children who'd died in the fire at their home on Victory Road, Derby.