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Two Metropolitan Police officers, PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, have admitted to taking "inappropriate" photos of the bodies of two murdered sisters, Bibaa Henry (aged 46) and Nicole Smallman (aged 27). The women were found tragically killed in a London park last summer, after spending the day picnicking together.
Danyal Hussein, a 19-year-old, has since been jailed for 35 years for the murders, with his legal team saying he believed that he had to "sacrifice" the sisters to a demon named "the mighty king Lucifuge Rofocale" in order to win money.
According to a BBC report, the Old Bailey court heard that Jaffer took four images of the siblings and Lewis captured two. One picture had Lewis's face superimposed on to it, and was shared with Jaffer and an unnamed female colleague (also present at the scene).
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) shared a statement on Tuesday saying that Lewis also distributed photographs he had taken at the crime scene (not showing the victims) with a WhatsApp group of more than 40 officers called 'the A Team'.
It also heard how the two officers purposefully left their posts protecting the area in the Wembley park on 8 June 2020, in order to take pictures of Henry and Smallman's bodies. The men later went on to share said images on WhatsApp. Both Jaffer and Lewis have now plead guilty to misconduct in a public office.
Speaking outside the court, Henry and Smallman's mother, Mina Smallman, urged the Met to "drill down and get the rot out once and for all". She also branded Lewis and Jaffer as "Despicable 1 and Despicable 2".
Smallman also shared how the case was deeply impacting her, "It may sound really ridiculous that this case has brought even more anxiety today. It's the most nervous I've felt doing any interview, and I think because it was the final straw.
"You know you go to London to start to prepare the funeral of your dead children and then you're forced to have a meeting with the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct), and then commander, to tell you that police officers that should have been protecting the area had actually taken selfies and sent them out to a dentist and a doctor and a WhatsApp group.
"There's details of this whole incident that we cannot share with you, but they will come out in time."
Smallman also took the time to thank the IOPC and one particular staff member, who she described as looking "horrified and almost in tears" when informing her about what had happened.
Our thoughts are with all of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman's loved ones during this awful time.
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