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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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Council plans to demolish Philpott House

Philpott house Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cllr Baggy Shanker, councillor for Sinfin and Osmaston, has told ITV News Central that it is the council's intention to demolish number 18 Victory Road, where the six Philpott children died in a house fire last year.

However, the council needs to buy the adjoining house, number 20, from the estate of the previous tenants, who have died.

A consultation will then begin with local residents about how to use the site.

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