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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Mairead Philpott tells jury she didn't receive silent phone call

Mairead Philpott tells a jury that on the 6th April, last year, she received no silent phone call to her mobile.

Earlier in the trial Mick Philpott testified that on that day Mairead had called him saying she'd had a phone call from someone threatening to 'torch the house.'

Mairead Philpott says that on 21st February last year she attempted suicide.

Asked why, she tells the jury "My kids were unhappy. I was unhappy. I thought that if I was gone, everyone would be happy. I just wanted to die at that time."

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