Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Call For Change in Law After Family Killed

ben philpotts
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:17am 7th November 2013
(Updated 7:17am 7th November 2013)

There are calls for a change in the law after a Newquay dad bludgeoned his son to death then killed his wife and himself.

Harry Philpotts burnt down their home in Trevarrian back in 2010.

He had killed ten year old Ben before starting the blaze which left the little boy's mother, Patricia, dead.

Mr Philpotts died days later in hospital.

A report revealed he had made threats against his family before it happened but they were never warned because of patient confidentiality.

Now Jonathan Evans, the MP of Mr Philpotts' brother, says action needs to be taken. He said: "Ben Philpotts will always be remembered by his teachers at Trevisker Primary School with his hand eagerly in the air and a beaming smile.

"Ben was a positive spirit, they said, a very popular and much loved member of his school community. A boy who showed enthusiasm for everything he undertook. He was a keen member of his local football team and a natural sportsman."

His campaign is being backed by Newquay and St Austell MP Stephen Gilbert, who praised Mr Evans for raising the case at a special debate in Westminster.

The Home Office said it would shortly be releasing the results of a review into similar cases.

7:17am 7th November 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
shelterbox iraq 1

WATCH: Cornish Charity Transforms Homes For Families Fleeing IS

ShelterBox is helping weatherproof run-down buildings in Iraq

phone

Police Taken Off Beat To Tackle Call Centre Backlog

Devon and Cornwall Police says around 50 staff have temporarily been redeployed in a bid to answer calls more quickly

Most read
dunderhole point

Man Drowns As He Battles To Rescue Dog

A man has drowned near Tintagel during a family holiday to Cornwall

porth beach

Man Dies On Cornish Beach

A pensioner has died after being pulled from the water near Newquay

Top articles

Man Drowns As He Battles To Rescue Dog

Cornwall News: A man has drowned near Tintagel during a family holiday to Cornwall

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Dispute over Ben Needham dig site on Greek island of Kos resolved

National News: Police searching for clues surrounding missing toddler Ben Needham say they have managed to resolve a dispute with a local landowner, which briefly halted a dig for evidence.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Wonder Woman is bisexual, says DC Comics writer Greg Rucka

Showbiz News: Wonder Woman is bisexual and "has been in love and had relationships with other women", DC Comics writer Greg Rucka has revealed.

Rescue worker breaks down as baby is saved from rubble in Syria

World News: A rescue worker has been pictured breaking down in tears as he held a baby girl who was freed from the rubble of a bombed building.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink pleads innocence after newspaper names him in corruption investigation

Sports News: QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told Sky News he is totally innocent after being named in a newspaper investigation into football corruption.

Man goes to court over right to 'Mona Lisa' passport smile

Strange News: A Frenchman is fighting to overturn a ban on passport photos which show the person smiling, claiming the rule is keeping people depressed.

Newer article

Cornish Beaches Pass Basic Water Tests

Cornwall News: There is still a warning more work needs to be done ahead of tougher standards

Older article

Truro Solicitors Forced to Shut Down by Regulator

Cornwall News: Follett Stock closed down "to protect the interests of clients"

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.