– Judge Mrs Justice Thirlwall
You craved attention, you enjoyed the limelight. You courted publicity. You were and remain the centre of your world and it is plain that you require everyone in your life, but particularly the women to make sure that you remain at the centre of their world.
Your needs and desires took precedence over everything, everyone else, including your children.
You so arranged your life and theirs so that everything was done for the pleasure of Michael Philpott.
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.