Police: Philpott allegations made during fire inquiry

We can confirm that officers from Derbyshire Constabulary are making inquiries into allegations of further offences committed by Mick Philpott.

These allegations came to light during the investigation into the fire in May last year in which his children died. He, his wife and their friend were later convicted of the manslaughter of six children.

Investigations are continuing and it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.

– Derbyshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill

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Philpott faces new police probe

Derbyshire Police have confirmed they launched an investigation into allegations of further offences committed by Mick Philpott. Philpott and his wife were jailed for the killing of their six children by setting fire to their Derby home.