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Lanterns for Philpott children

Lanterns were lit in Derby on Sunday in remembrance of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father. The house is be demolished, councillors have announced yesterday.

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Mick Philpott was 'light-hearted' at mortuary

Mortuary manager Marie Smith has spoken about her surprise at Mick Philpott's 'light-hearted' behaviour when he came to the mortuary to see the bodies of his six children who had all died in a house fire.

Mick and Mairead Philpott have been found guilty of their manslaughter.

Ms Smith described Philpott as laughing and joking with police outside the building before he visited his children.

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