Monday, 3 Oct 2022

Police officers who shared crime scene photos of murdered sisters are jailed

Two police officers who took pictures of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman have each been jailed for two years and nine months.

The two women were killed in Wembley, north London, in a random attack by Danyal Hussein, 19, who had written a pledge in blood to a demon to kill women every six months, in order to win the lottery.

Pc Deniz Jaffer and Pc Jamie Lewis were assigned to guard the crime scene overnight after Ms Henry, 46, and Ms Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes on June 7 last year.

Instead, they breached the cordon in Fryent Country Park to take ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unauthorised’ photographs of the bodies, which were then shared on WhatsApp.

Lewis even superimposed his face onto a picture with the victims in the background.

He sent the doctored image to Jaffer, who forwarded it to a female officer at the scene.

Jaffer went on to show one of the photos to a male officer as they left the park and sent others to three friends on WhatsApp.

Lewis used ‘degrading and sexist’ language and also shared crime scene pictures with a WhatsApp group of 40-plus officers called the ‘A Team’.

The pair were attached to the Met’s North East command unit and were suspended from duty following their arrests on June 22 last year.

Jaffer, 47, of Hornchurch, east London, and Lewis, 33, from Colchester, Essex, pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.

Previously, the sisters’ mother Mina Smallman called on the Metropolitan Police to ‘get the rot out once and for all’.

Last month, a tribunal found the officers had committed gross misconduct.

Lewis was dismissed from the Metropolitan Police immediately and Jaffer would have been sacked too, had he not already quit the force.

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