Met Police officers face jail for taking selfies with murdered bodies of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman

PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, are charged with misconduct in a public office following the killing of sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry.

Two Met Police officers face jail after admitting to taking inappropriate photographs at a double murder scene before sharing them online.

PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, are charged with misconduct in a public office following the killing of sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry.

Jaffer and Lewis had been assigned to protect the scene where Nicole, 27, and 46-year-old Bibaa were stabbed to death at Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north west London, last June.

The officers, who appeared in the dock wearing suits at the Old Bailey, pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office.

Pc Deniz Jaffer, 47, faces jail for count of misconduct in public office for taking and sharing photos he took with the dead bodies of sisters Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, in Fryant Country Park, Wembley. Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images

The pair admitted to misconduct by entering a crime scene they had been assigned to protect, telling members of the public about being at the crime scene, taking photographs of the crime scene and showing pictures of the crime scene to other officers.

In Jaffer’s case, he also admitted to texting pictures via WhatsApp to members of the public.

The pair were released on conditional bail before the sentencing at a date to be fixed.

Judge Mark Lucraft, Recorder of London, said: “It seems to me to be good sentencing practice to seek pre-sentence reports.

“I imagine both of these men have been told of the likely sentence they’re going to receive.”

He told both men: “These matters are extremely serious and you should be under no illusions that it is extremely likely that you will receive custodial sentences and custodial sentences of some length.”

Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman. Credit: Met Police

She has previously accused the police of not initially taking the case seriously.

She said after her daughters were reported missing, the police failed to conduct a proper search and it was left to the sisters’ pals to find their bodies.

Ms Smallman said she was convinced the fact the women were black had played a part in the Met’s approach to the case.

The Met also had to apologise over the way detectives responded when the pair were reported missing.

Danyal Hussein

A separate IOPC investigation found that the inspector closed the police logs after receiving information about the sisters’ possible whereabouts from a family member.

This did not close the missing persons report for Ms Smallman, but it did stop officers being sent to her home.

Her partner ended up finding the sisters’ dead bodies in the park.

They were killed by Hussein, then 18, who was known as the Lottery Killer for making a satanic murder pact, signed with his own blood.

He promised the sacrifice of six women in six months to scoop the Mega Millions Super Jackpot and made Ms Henry and Ms Smallman his first victims.

The sisters were enjoying a lockdown party to celebrate Ms Henry’s birthday in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, on June 6 last year as Hussein watched them from the undergrowth.

After the other guests had drifted away in the early hours he sprang from the darkness with a carving knife to kill first Ms Henry and then her sister in a so-called “celebration of death”.

Ms Henry was taken by surprise and had no chance to defend herself.

When her younger sister put up a desperate struggle Hussein took revenge in a “frenzied” attack, stabbing her 29 times.

This was the scene which Jaffer and Lewis snapped.