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Derby House Fire: Minute's Silence At Derby County Match In Memory Of The Children Killed

06/04/2013 08:50 BST | Updated 06/04/2013 16:38 BST

A football stadium fell silent on Saturday in memory of the six Philpott children killed in a house fire started by their father.

Supporters, staff and players of Derby County and Ipswich Town took part in a minute's silence in memory of Jade, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13.

Mick Philpott, 56, was jailed for life on Wednesday after being convicted of killing the children along with his wife Mairead, 32, and friend Paul Mosley.

The trio started the fire at the family's Derby home in an attempt to frame Philpott's ex, 29-year-old Lisa Willis, after she left the family home with her children three months earlier.

But their plan went dangerously wrong and the children, who were sleeping in their beds, were unable to be rescued.

After their deaths in May last year, the shocked community rallied together to raise thousands of pounds for the six funerals.

Football fan Duwayne had the emblem of Derby County etched on to his coffin and reportedly held a season ticket at the club along with his younger brother John.

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