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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.

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Philpott says he 'tried for more than 45 seconds to save his children'

Court drawing: Mick Philpott on the stand in court

In one exchange in court Mick Philpott tells a jury he tried to rescue his kids.

Prosecutor Richard Latham then states "You tried for about 45 seconds."

Mr Philpott responds saying "I tried more than that. I had to be restrained twice by police."

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