Mairead Philpott: Police refuse to comment on sentence appeal reports

Mairead Philpott, left, was jailed last month for manslaughter
Mairead Philpott, left, was jailed last month for manslaughter Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Derbyshire Police refuse to comment on reports that Mairead Philpott will appeal her 17 year sentence for the deaths of her six children in a house fire in Derby.

Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of the children, were jailed last month for manslaughter, along with friend Paul Mosley.

Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, died on the morning of the fire and Duwayne, 13, died three days later in hospital.

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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.