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.

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Chief fire investigator resumes evidence

Derbyshire Fire Investigator Matt Lee resumes giving evidence at the trial of Mick and Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley today.

When asked what sort of noise he would expect to hear during the course of the fire at Victory road, he replied "I would expect it to sound like a well stoked chimney fire, a sound that was akin to a raging bonfire."

Matt Lee also said that he would expect to hear a 'whooshing' sound.

He said this would be due to an ignition of petrol vapour and the sound would be due to a build up of these vapours.

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