Philpott fire home set to be demolished

Mick Philpott was jailed last week for life for manslaughter. Picture: PA

Mick Philpott was jailed last week for life for manslaughter. Picture: PA

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THE house where Mick Philpott killed his six children by torching the property as they slept will be demolished, councillors have promised.

The charred shell of 18 Victory Road, in Derby, has been standing boarded-up and empty since the fire which claimed the lives of Jade Philpott, ten, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and ­Duwayne, 13. Philpott was last week jailed for life for their manslaughter. His wife, Mairead, and their friend, Paul Mosley, were each jailed for 17 years.

Derby City Council leader Paul Bayliss yesterday confirmed the council’s intention is to knock down the property and the adjoining semi. He said “Who would want to live in a house where six children have died and why would you want to live next door to a house where six children have died?”

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