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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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Mairead says she wasn't scared of Mick Philpott

Mairead in Nottingham Crown Court Credit: Priscilla Coleman/ITV News Central

Mairead Philpott tells a jury that she wanted custody of Lisa Willis's five children saying 'I was more of a mother to those children than their own mother was.'

When asked if she was scared of her husband, Mairead Philpott tells a jury: "No. I wasn't."

When asked how many times her husband Mick Philpott went up the ladder to try to rescue his children. She replies " I don't know. I was hysterical."

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