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My dad is INNOCENT, insists son of evil Mick Philpott who murdered six children by setting fire to his house as they slept upstairs

  • Child killer Mick Philpott’s son believes he is innocent and thinks he was framed
  • Son Michael spoke to Channel 5 for a new documentary about Philpott family 
  • Philpott and wife were jailed with friend Paul Mosley in 2013 for manslaughter
  • Father-of-17 Mick, from Allenton, Derby, has claimed he was framed by police

Child killer Mick Philpott’s son believes he is innocent and insists that his father was framed for the house fire which caused the death of his six siblings.

Speaking on a new Channel 5 documentary called The Philpotts: Five Years On, Mick’s son Michael revealed he is ‘totally convinced’ that his father is innocent.

He said: ‘I’m 100% positive that my dad’s innocent. It’s just – there’s no way on God’s Earth that my dad could have done that. I’m a 100% positive.’

Mairead and Mick Philpott at the tearful press conference they staged appealing for help to find the children’s killers - despite knowing they had set the fire

Mairead and Mick Philpott at the tearful press conference they staged appealing for help to find the children’s killers – despite knowing they had set the fire

Speaking on a new Channel 5 documentary called The Philpotts: Five Years On, Mick's son Michael (pictured) revealed he is 'totally convinced' that his father is innocent

Speaking on a new Channel 5 documentary called The Philpotts: Five Years On, Mick’s son Michael (pictured) revealed he is ‘totally convinced’ that his father is innocent

In May 2012 a fire broke out at Philpott’s home in Allenton, Derby, killing six youngsters, all but one of whom he had fathered.

Five of the children — Jade, 10, John, 9, Jack, 7, Jesse, 6 and Jayden Philpott, 5, who had been asleep upstairs — died at the scene. Their half-brother, Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital three days later.

All of the deaths were caused by excessive smoke inhalation

Philpott and his wife Mairead were jailed along with their friend Paul Mosley in April 2013 for manslaughter after a court found they had started starting the fire.

The couple had previously staged a tearful press conference appealing for help to find the children’s killers. They had also gained notoriety for relying on the welfare system to fund their lifestyle.

In May 2012 a fire broke out at Philpott's home in Allenton, Derby, killing six youngsters, all but one of whom he had fathered

In May 2012 a fire broke out at Philpott’s home in Allenton, Derby, killing six youngsters, all but one of whom he had fathered

He was convicted of causing the deaths of six children by arson and sentenced to life imprisonment for their manslaughter, with a minimum of 15 years’ imprisonment.

But Michael said: ‘I’m 100% positive that my dad’s innocent. It’s just – there’s no way on God’s Earth that my dad could have done that. I’m a 100% positive.’

‘I don’t think he ever would do anything to jeopardise or put the kids in danger – something – that could go so wrong so quick.

‘I just I know I don’t…I don’t believe he couldn’t have done it like that. Someone’s put it on him, someone used his bad name against him.

He was convicted of causing the deaths of six children by arson and sentenced to life imprisonment for their manslaughter, with a minimum of 15 years' imprisonment

He was convicted of causing the deaths of six children by arson and sentenced to life imprisonment for their manslaughter, with a minimum of 15 years’ imprisonment

‘It’s completely ruined. It’s ruined me and it’s ruined my family, and it’s ruined even the friends that were really close to us. It’s…it’s devastated us.

‘About an hour afterwards, we got a call from me brother and we rushed straight down to the hospital, and me dad was there.

‘And…I think I was there about half an hour and they brought Duwayne out, they had to rush him to Birmingham, he had tubes and wires coming out of him. Everywhere – was black. Burn marks on him.’

‘On day of the funeral, there was me, me other, older two brothers and some of the family members carrying the coffins. But before the funeral we was…um…basically told that me dad wasn’t allowed to attend.’

‘My dad’s been trying to get some counselling as well, but he’s struggling.

‘He spends a lot of time writing poems about the kids. He expresses how he feels in poems. Sometimes it’s memories about their future and how things would have been. Just stuff like that.’

The Philpott house following the fire - hundreds of floral tributes were left for the children

The Philpott house following the fire – hundreds of floral tributes were left for the children

In the days that followed the fire, Philpott began his elaborate ruse to appear blameless and even appeared at a press conference appealing for information

In the days that followed the fire, Philpott began his elaborate ruse to appear blameless and even appeared at a press conference appealing for information

Michael revealed that on day of the funeral he was told his father wasn't allowed to attend

Michael revealed that on day of the funeral he was told his father wasn’t allowed to attend

‘When me dad comes out, there’s me and a few others that are worried about his safety. There’s close friends and – what not that really know my dad and – believe in the views that I do that he didn’t do it.

‘And then there’s people out here that – the outsiders, that see the media – and they believe what they’re told. And there’s people that they’ve even had messages on Facebook and threats that he’s not had the justice he deserves. His punishment is not enough.’

The Philpotts: Five Years On is coming soon to Channel 5.

THE PHILPOTT’S DEVIOUS PLAN TO FRAME AN EX KILLED THEIR KIDS

 In the days that followed the fire, Philpott began his elaborate ruse to appear blameless and even appeared at a press conference appealing for information

 In the days that followed the fire, Philpott began his elaborate ruse to appear blameless and even appeared at a press conference appealing for information

The Philpotts married in 2003 and shared a cramped three-bedroom council house in Derby with his lover Lisa Willis and their children.

Philpott led his wife and accomplice Mosley into a scheme to get a bigger council house by burning down his home and framing Ms Willis for the crime after she walked out on him.

He also hoped to win back custody of his five children who had recently moved out of the home.

His intention was to rescue the sleeping children through an upstairs window but the plan went disastrously wrong after too much petrol was used and the fire burned out of control.

The blaze claimed the lives of Duwayne, 13, Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six and Jayden, five.

Philpott, who had previously been jailed for stabbing his schoolgirl lover 27 times, wove a web of lies trying to get away with the crime and even plotted to ‘get rich quick’ off generous donations from the local community meant to pay for the funerals of his children.

Clockwise from top left - Duwayne, 13, Jade, 10, John, nine, Jessie, six, Jayden, five, and Jack, eight

Clockwise from top left – Duwayne, 13, Jade, 10, John, nine, Jessie, six, Jayden, five, and Jack, eight

In the days that followed the fire, Philpott began his elaborate ruse to appear blameless and even appeared at a press conference appealing for information.

During a fortnight of surveillance at the hotel where they were put up by police in May after the fire, the couple were heard whispering about the case, with Philpott recorded telling his wife to ‘stick to your story’.

They were charged by police on May 30 in connection with the deaths and Mosley was arrested in the months afterwards, having told a friend the plan had been for him to rescue the children.

Police initially charged the trio with murder but downgraded this to manslaughter because while their actions were sickeningly reckless, the defendants had not intended to kill the six.

However, he was found guilty of the horrific crime at a trial in April and sentenced to life behind bars.

The judge described the plot as ‘a wicked and dangerous plan’ that was ‘outside the comprehension of any right-thinking person’.

The semi-detached home was demolished following the fire which killed six children

The semi-detached home was demolished following the fire which killed six children

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