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 lifestyle discussed in court

Regarding Mick Philpott's unorthodox domestic arrangements, Anthony Orchard QC invoked the Old Testament.

"In many other cultures around the world, men can have more than one wife. We know that Jacob, in the Bible, had two wives and two mistresses," he said.

The jury should not judge Mr. Philpott for his lifestyle, he added, but should try this case on the evidence.

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