Three more Met Police officers charged with misconduct over Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman photos

This is the third Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into the handling of the murders of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.

The police watchdog has announced three more police officers will be charged with misconduct over the snaps two PCs took with murdered women.

Jaffer and Lewis both took photos of the crime scene and shared them on Whatsapp groups, while Lewis also superimposed his face onto pictures with the women’s bodies in the background.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has now announced that three additional officers will respond to allegations of misconduct over the incident.

Investigators said the officers allegedly were either aware of, received or viewed the inappropriate photographs and failed to challenge or report will respond to accusations of misconduct.

Pc Jamie Lewis, 33, faces jail for one count of misconduct in public office for taking and sharing photos with the dead bodies of sisters Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, in Fryant Country Park, Wembley. Credit: Rob Pinney/Getty Images

IOPC regional director Sal Naseem said: “As always, my thoughts and sympathies remain with the family and friends of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry.

“Their deaths have caused unimaginable heartache, loss and grief.

“The actions of PC Jamie Lewis and former officer Deniz Jaffer, were sickening.

“They should have been protecting a crime scene, but instead they treated it with contempt and disrespect.

“In doing so they insulted Nicole and Bibaa, their families, their loved ones, and their colleagues. There can be no place in policing for anyone behaving this way.

“In addition to the criminal convictions, we found PC Lewis and former officer Deniz Jaffer had a case to answer for gross misconduct.

“A separate investigation concluded three police constables have a case to answer for misconduct as they were either aware of, received or viewed the inappropriate photographs and failed to challenge or report them.

“These officers have further undermined public confidence and damaged trust in the Metropolitan Police Service at a time when policing standards have never been under such close scrutiny.”

He added: “It is crucial that the Met learns from this incident.

“One of the legacies of this shocking case must be that it acts as a catalyst for long-lasting changes in attitudes, culture and behaviour within the force.

“The restoration of public confidence is the least owed to the memory of Nicole and Bibaa.”

The IOPC found Jaffer took four photographs on his personal mobile phone while he was positioned on the cordon and, in the early hours of the morning sent five photographs, one a duplicate - to Lewis.

The younger officer then superimposed his face onto one of the photographs which showed the sisters in the background.

Lewis then shared photographs he had taken at the crime scene, which did not show the sisters, with a WhatsApp group entitled ‘A Team group’ consisting of 42 colleagues.

He also used degrading and sexist language to describe the victims at the crime scene, the IOPC discovered.

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

Jaffer also shared photographs he took of the sisters with two police colleagues and three members of the public.

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.

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

Danyal Hussein

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

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.