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