Mick Philpott and wife Mairead speak to the media at Derby Conference Centre
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'No indication' Philpott would hurt kids, says sister

A serious case review has concluded the deaths of six children who were killed in a fire started by their parents Mick and Mairead Philpott "could not have been predicted or prevented".

The report, by the Derby Safeguarding Children Board, found that authorities could have got to know the family better but could not have forseen the tragedy.

Jennifer Lobban, the sister of Mairead Philpott, said she "totally agreed" with the report.

She told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "As bad as Mick Philpott was... there was no indication he would ever hurt his children."

  • 24 Jan 2014
  • From the section England
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