Philpott loses sentence appeal

Mairead Philpott, who was jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire, had a challenge against the length of her sentence rejected today by Court of Appeal judges sitting at Nottingham Crown Court.

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Mairead Philpott sentence appeal hearing begins

Mairead Philpott's renewed application to challenge the length of her 17-year jail term has begun in a live TV hearing at Nottingham Crown Court - the first British televised court hearing of its kind outside London.

Mairead Philpott's renewed application to challenge the length of her 17-year jail term has begun in a live TV hearing Credit: Pool

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