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Sunday 18 February 2018

Mairead Philpott loses appeal against 17-year manslaughter sentence

Mother was jailed for killing her six children in a house fire

Mairead Philpott, who was jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire, had a challenge against the length of her sentence rejected today by Court of Appeal judges sitting at Nottingham Crown Court.

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

The children were aged between five and 13.

In July Philpott lost the first round of a bid to challenge the length of her sentence.

A Judicial Office spokeswoman confirmed that Mrs Philpott had her application for permission to appeal against her sentence refused by a single judge considering it on the papers.

It was then open to her to make a renewed application.

Mick Philpott and wife Mairead as Mairead Philpott, 32, who was jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire
Mick Philpott and wife Mairead as Mairead Philpott, 32, who was jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire
A still taken from the video feed of the filming of the Court of Appeal sitting at Nottingham Crown Court of Lord Thomas, The Lord Chief Justice, as Court of Appeal judges hear Mairead Philpott's renewed application to challenge her jail term
A still taken from the video feed of the filming of the Court of Appeal sitting at Nottingham Crown Court of Shaun Smith QC, representing Mairead Philpott
A still taken from the video feed of the filming of a court case from the Court of Appeal sitting at Nottingham Crown Court Richard Latham QC, the Counsel for Respondent as Court of Appeal judges hear Mairead Philpott's renewed application to challenge her jail term

Mick Philpott was jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years after being branded a ''disturbingly dangerous'' man.

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