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House of horrors to be demolished…

House where six children perished will be leveled.

Derby City Council plans to demolish the home of Mick and Mairead Philpott, where six children were killed in a fire started by the couple.

Mick Philpott, 56, was jailed for life on Wednesday after being convicted of manslaughter over the deaths of the children in the blaze last May.

His wife Mairead, 32, and friend Paul Mosley received 17-year sentences.

The council is attempting to take legal possession of the three-bedroomed semi-detached house, as well as of the adjoining one.

Council leader Paul Bayliss 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?”

The council wants residents in the area to decide what to do with the property, and an online petition has called for a memorial garden to be built on the site.

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