Child killer Mick Philpott writes letter from prison protesting innocence and moaning about FISHING tackle getting nicked from his fire death home
Evil child killer Mick Philpott wrote to a friend moaning about FISHING RODS being stolen from the house where six of his children died in a blaze he started.
Shameless Philpott, 58, even claims he was framed by the police and has vowed to clear his name by hiring a top lawyer to look into the case.
Philpott and his wife Mairead, 34, were jailed after their children were killed in the deliberate blaze as they slept on the night of May 11, 2012.
Along with pal Paul Mosley, 47, the duo burnt down their cramped three-bedroom home at 18 Victory Road, Allenton, Derby, to try and get a bigger council house.
But it backfired when the property was engulfed in a fireball – trapping tragic Duwayne, 13, Jade, ten, John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and five-year-old Jayden upstairs.
The trio were found guilty of manslaughter in April 2013 and Philpott was sentenced to life with a minimum of 15 years after being branded a “disturbingly dangerous man with no moral compass.”
Now it has emerged the evil dad-of-17 is planning on appealing his guilty conviction because he believes he was set up.
In a letter sent to his former friend Mick Russell, 55 from his prison cell at HMP Wakefield, Philpott claims he is innocent of killing his six children.
He writes: “I was very surprised they (Mairead and Paul Mosley) both appealed against sentence, that to me says something, where as me, I am NOT GUILTY.
“My problem is finding somebody who will take such a high profile case as mine.
“My own personal view is that I was set up by the police, I was convicted on circumstantial evidence, and bad charactor (sic).
“I have come across evidence quite a few statements etc that proves I had nothing to do with the fire, and that the police set me up.”
Philpott – who signs the note “White Mick” – goes on to complain about police not doing anything about items being stolen from his shed which was unaffected by the blaze.
He adds: “I don’t know if you heard, but £6,000 of fishing tackle that belong to me and my babies, and £1,500 bikes were all stolen from the property and the police did nothing and I know the reason why, these people were witnesses for the police, I can’t say any more than that.”
The twisted killer goes on to describe his children as “my poor deceased babies” and says he is waiting for something that is “really bad for the police”.
Mick, who has known Philpott for 20 years, said he believed he was “deluded”.
He added: “I think he is just pulling at the heart strings.
“I know Mick and he would have appealed a long time ago if he was going to.
“The only thing that is intriguing to me is that it says he can’t say anything because they censor the letters.
“He wants me to come to the prison and the niggling thought in my head is would he confess to me.
“I think he believes the police set him up but he is deluded.
“He has always milked everything.”
Mick, who was sent the prison letter by Philpott in October last year, even revealed the killer groped a woman while he was in hospital visiting his dying children.
He said: “When I look back and think about how he was behaving at the time it makes sense.
“At the hospital I was in tears and he was the one comforting me and he grabbed a woman’s backside while his son was on a life-support machine.
“When you put everything together it’s obvious he has done it. I think he did it but didn’t mean it to go that far.
“He shouldn’t appeal though. It isn’t right on those poor children’s memory to drag that all back up.
“It was strange. I read it back three times and it made my blood run cold.
“I knew the kids from the day they were born and watched them grow up. To see them in the morgue was the worst experience I’ve ever been through.
“There’s no way he could set foot in Derby again because too many people would have him.
“I’ve heard the travelling community has put a contract out on him for thousands.”
Mairead was jailed for 17 years alongside Philpott and lost an appeal against the length of her sentence in November 2013.
Paul Moseley, who was also caged for 17 years, abandoned his appeal the day before the hearing.
PHILPOTT LETTER IN FULL
Hi you two, hope to find you and your family in good health and spirits.
Sorry I’ve not wrote any sooner, but to be honest I don’t write to anyone, that includes Mairead. Now and then I will do a poem and a card for mum, Pam, Donna or Bo-Bo, nobody else.
I was so sorry to hear about your mum passing away Mick, she was a lovely kind caring person so sorry.
I cannot say too much in my letter, as you are aware they are censored.
First Mick yes I will be appealing my conviction not sentence, it’s just a matter of finding a real good Solicitor, I was very surprised they (Mairead and Paul Mosley) both appealed against sentence, that to me says something, where as me, I am NOT GUILTY.
My problem is finding somebody who will take such a high profile case as mine. My own personal view is that I was set up by the police, I was convicted on circumstantial evidence, and bad charactor (sic).
I have come across evidence quite a few statements etc that proves I had nothing to do with the fire, and that the police set me up. As I said I can’t say too much. If I could see you then I could explain in great detail.
At the present moment I’m awaiting for certain, something that will be good for me, but really bad for the police, that’s all I can say.
I don’t know if you heard, but £6,000 of fishing tackle that belong to me and my babies, and £1,500 bikes were all stolen from the property and the police did nothing and I know the reason why, these people were witnesses for the police, I can’t say any more than that.
Also I’m sick of her family making these stories up to make money from my poor deceased babies, they never want (sic) to know them before and now they make out they were close.
Well mate I’m coming to a close, it would be nice to hear from you, even better if I could see you. My mum wants to come, but nobody can bring her. If you do decide to come I’ll tell you everything. Meantime take care.