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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Mick Philpott's defence questions Chief fire investigator

Anthony Orchard QC, for Mick Philpott, asks Matt Lee: "Do you agree it's impossible to determine how petrol was introduced to the hall?"

Matt Lee replied :"Yes."

Anthony Orchard QC: "You're not able to say whether or not petrol was deposited through the letter box are you?"

Matt Lee: "No."

Prosecutor Richard Latham QC: "If petrol was deposited on the doorstep, what would you expect to find?"

Matt Lee replied: "I would have expected to find petrol on the concrete step."

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