Inquest into fire deaths continues

Be Philpotts and his mother Patricia

The inquest into the deaths of Patricia Philpotts and her ten-year-old son Ben in a house fire near Newquay continues into its second day today. Both died on the day of the fire at the family home in Trevarrian in January 2010.

Harold Philpotts was arrested in relation to the deaths but died from injuries including burns and multiple organ failure in hospital. Evidence regarding mental health care in the case is expected to be heard later.

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Trevarrian Fire Inquest

Inquest into the death of a family killed in a house fire near Newquay in January 2010.