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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Defendants have 'shown no remorse for their actions'

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.

– Detective Superintendent Kate Meynell, derby police

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