Mairead Philpott loses second bid to challenge sentence

Mother was jailed for 17 years in April for killing her six children in Derby house fire

Mairead and Mick Philpott. Court of Appeal judges sitting at Nottingham Crown Court today dismissed a renewed application by Ms Philpott to challenge her jail term. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Mairead and Mick Philpott. Court of Appeal judges sitting at Nottingham Crown Court today dismissed a renewed application by Ms Philpott to challenge her jail term. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Fri, Nov 29, 2013, 12:52

A mother jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire in Derby, England, has today lost a second bid to challenge the length of her sentence.

Mairead Philpott (32), was jailed alongside her husband Mick at Nottingham Crown Court in April after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Jade Philpott and her brothers John, Jack, Jesse, Jayden and Duwayne.

There was applause from the public gallery as Court of Appeal judges sitting at Nottingham Crown Court dismissed a renewed application by Mairead Philpott to challenge her jail term.

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