Police appeal for information on house fire deaths

Duwayne, Jade, John, Jayden, Jessie and Jack Philpott died as a result of the fire on May 11. Credit: Family handout, PA

Police officers investigating the death of six children in a fire at Victory Road, Allenton, have appealed for anyone with information relating to the incident to come forward. Derbyshire Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said:

"Since the court appearances of Mick and Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley last week several people have come to us with information or doubts that have been nagging them during the last few months."

“I suspect there may still be other people with crucial information who have not yet come forward to speak to us."

"I would urge anyone who may have been holding back, not felt comfortable to voice their concerns or not had the confidence, to do so now. They have my personal reassurance that we will deal with their information sensitively."

“It is absolutely vital that we find justice for these six children. If you know anything you think could help us, come forward now.”