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Inquest into death of family killed in house fire

Ben Philpotts and his mother Patricia

The inquest is due to open into the death of a family killed in a house fire near Newquay.

Ten year old Ben and his mother Patricia Philpotts died on the day of the fire at the family home in Trevarrian in January 2010. Harold Philpotts, who was estranged from his wife, died later from his injuries. He was being detained by police in connection with the deaths.

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