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Met officers who took pictures of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman called them ‘dead birds’ in WhatsApp messages

The bodies of two sisters brutally murdered in a park in North London were described by two Met officers as “dead birds”…

By admin , in London , at November 24, 2021 Tags:

The bodies of two sisters brutally murdered in a park in North London were described by two Met officers as “dead birds” in WhatsApp messages, a misconduct panel has heard.

PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, already admitted taking and sharing photographs of Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, after their bodies were discovered in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, in June 2020.

The pair were sent to guard the crime scene after the bodies of the two sisters were found.

Bibaa and Nicole had been celebrating Bibaa’s birthday when they were viciously stabbed multiple times by Danyal Hussein, 19.

He then dragged their bodies into bushes and left them with their limbs entwined in a deliberate act to defile them in death.

Bibaa’s boyfriend, Adam Stone, 35, discovered the sister’s bodies after he became concerned when she failed to return home to their pet bearded dragon.

Danyal of Blackheath, was found guilty of the murders and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years last month.

Jaffer and Lewis answered misconduct allegations at the Met’s Empress Building in West London on Wednesday (November 24), the BBC reports.

At the hearing, PC Helen Tierney said Jaffer and Lewis had left the cordon they were instructed to guard and took pictures of the bodies of the dead sisters, despite not having the “authority or a policing purpose to do so.”

She revealed how Lewis sent a WhatsApp message which read: “Unfortunately I’m sat next to two dead birds with stab wounds.”

This was followed by Jaffer sending a message in a WhatsApp group explaining: “I’m here now I’ll try to take pictures of the dead birds.”

The panel was told Lewis had denied “with confidence” that he had taken any pictures when he was questioned following his arrest, however images were then found on his phone.

Neither officers attended the hearing, and instead sent a joint letter to Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, who is chair of the hearing, who said “no response or explanation” for their actions had been received.

Jaffer resigned as a police office last August, however Lewis remains suspended by the force.