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Philpott home is demolished

Workers have razed to the ground the former Derby home of Mick and Mairead Philpott where they started a deadly fire that killed their six children.

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Philpott house razed to the ground

The council has reportedly said the work would take about two weeks to complete. Credit: SWNS

The Derbyshire house formerly owned by Mick Philpott has been razed to the ground.

The fire-ravaged home was pulled down after the blaze which killed all six of the man's children.

The demolition process began on Monday morning, following preparation work from the previous week. Credit: SWNS

Parents Mick and Mairead Philpott were jailed in April, with friend Paul Mosley, after being found to have started the petrol-fuelled fire.

The three were convicted of killing the couple's six children.

The project's contractors have agreed to donate their fee to Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre in Skegness. Credit: SWNS

More housing will be built on the site following the work.

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