Mairead Philpott sentenced to 17 years in jail

Mairead Philpott has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after being found guilty of killing six children in a house fire.

Court sketch of Mairead Philpott (L) in court
Court sketch of Mairead Philpott (L) in court Credit: Priscilla Coleman / Matt Buxton

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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.