Two Metropolitan Police officers pleaded guilty in sharing photos of the bodies and faces of two sisters murdered on WhatsApp. One admitted superimposing his face onto the remains.
Pc Deniz Jaffer, and Pc Jamie Lewis were sent to protect the scene after Nicole Smallman, 26, and Bibaa Henry (46), were found dead in bushes at Fryent Country Park, Wembley, north west London.
Instead, they broke the cordon and took “inappropriate” or “unauthorized” photographs of the bodies. These photos were then shared via WhatsApp.
Jaffer took four photos, Lewis took two, and Lewis sent one to a female colleague. One of the images had Lewis’s face superimposed on it. It can now be reported.
On Tuesday, officers at the Old Bailey admitted misconduct in a public position between June 7th & June 23rd.
Jaffer, 47, was taken into custody in Hornchurch, east London. Lewis, 33, was taken into custody in Colchester, Essex as part of a criminal investigation conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Each of them was charged with entering a crime scene that he had been assigned as a protection officer, sending information via WhatsApp about his attendance and taking photos of the crime scene.
Mina Smallman, the mother of the sisters and who has called the officers “despicable”, was present at the hearing.
Both PC Jamie Lewis & PC Deniz Jaffer admitted misconduct before the court
Unmasked: PC Jaffer (47) was charged with misconduct at a public office in relation to the photos
Mina Smallman is the mother of Nicole Smallman (27), and Bibaa Hyder (46). They were at court this morning.
Both were attached to the Met’s North East command center unit and were both removed from duty after their arrests June 22nd last year.
Jaffer, from Hornchurch in east London, and Lewis (from Colchester, Essex) are both on unconditional bail
On Thursday the mother of Ms Henry and Ms Smallman vowed to stop him ever being released from prison.
Mina Smallman, who was present at court today, stated that justice was done for her beautiful girl’ victims as their deluded’ killer was imprisoned for at least 35years.
Mrs Smallman looked on as Danyalhussein sat behind the court, while he was sent to Belmarsh prison via videolink.
Nicole Smallman (27), and Bibaa Hicks (46), were stabbed to death at Wembley last January
Murderer: Danyal Hussein, 19, who killed sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, seen here in his police mugshot
The boyfriend of Ms Smallman found the sisters (above), after they had celebrated Ms Henry’s Birthday with friends.
Mina Smallman, the mother of the victims, watches as Danyal Hussein enters the Old Bailey dock. He would try to intimidate her and provoke her. She refused, and smiled and winked back
Mrs Smallman condemned the 19 years old, who had stabbed her daughters and made a pact to a devil after she spoke outside the Old Bailey in central London.
She stated that his behavior in court was just a performance. He is fine. He is just an annoying human being.
She continued: “He is a broken human being, who, if not he was caught, four other families might have been suffering the same as we are.”
“Well, he’s not out there now and I believe he is so deluded they will not allow him out of their control for 35 years.”
“I will not permit them.”
Mrs Smallman said that there would be no celebrations if justice had been done.
After hearing that Hussein had been convicted of a youth crime, she demanded a review of the law.
She praised Hussein’s arrest by the Metropolitan Police, but said she didn’t ‘cast a whole organization by one type of incident’.
Following a critical police watchdog report about the handling of the sisters’ missing person report, she said that there was an ‘underground’ that had infiltrated the Metropolitan Police and was growing.
She also thanked media for following the case, saying that “Everybody’s worth knowing.”
She spoke highly of her daughters, saying: “They were beautiful, beautiful little girls.”
Bibaa left behind a beautiful daughter, who gave birth to a boy in the last year. I am a great grandma.
She said that Ms Henry was an ‘amazing” social worker, but she was more grieved for Ms Smallman’s younger daughter, Ms Smallman, because’she had twenty years less than Bibaa.
She added, “Good girls. I’m really proud.”