Twisted Mairead Philpott tucked into a McDonald’s meal at her bail hostel – to celebrate a landmark birthday that her six children will never reach. 

As she turned 40, arsonist’s wife Philpott enjoyed a McChicken sandwich and fries biked to the halfway house, followed by a large pink cake. 

The £5.19 fast food meal marked her first birthday since being released last year, halfway into a 17-year stretch for manslaughter. 

Philpott was jailed with husband Mick over the death of their six kids in an arson at their Derby home in 2012. 

She is living in the bail hostel in the south of England ahead of release into the community under a new surname.

A source said: “She said she really enjoyed her Maccies because Mick had controlled the money. 

“He would only let her have chips if they had a takeaway. 

“She even had a big pink cake. It had a huge chocolate button on top and yellow icing blobs round the outside.”

By editor2