The senior investigating officer in the Derby house fire case has released the following statement:
Six innocent children died as a result of the actions of their parents, the very people who should have protected them against danger.
The Philpotts and Paul Mosley showed no regard for the safety of the children and since the fire have shown no remorse for their actions.
They have lied throughout the investigation and court case. There were plenty of opportunities to admit their guilt but they never did and persisted with their denials.
This has been an incredibly tragic case to investigate and today’s sentences bring this difficult inquiry to a close.
Mick Philpott stuck two fingers up in court as the Judge told him he was a "disturbingly dangerous man" and would be sent to jail for life.
Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Dawn Bestwick said jail wasn't good enough for MIck Philpott and that "as a coward" he "deserved to die".
The judge has delayed her sentencing to "reflect further" on the trial Mick and Mairead Philpott and friend Paul Mosley.