Police officers jailed for selfies with bodies attacked behind bars

Police officers jailed for taking selfies with bodies of murdered sisters as they guarded crime scene have been attacked five times behind bars, court hears as they lose appeals against sentences

  • Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallmen found dead in bushes in Wembley, June 2020
  • Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis were assigned to protect the crime scene
  • They were jailed last year after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office
  • It emerged today that the pair have been attacked a total of five times in prison 

Two police officers jailed for taking selfies with the bodies of two murdered sisters as they guarded a crime scene have been attacked five times behind bars, a court has heard.

Deniz Jaffer, 48, and Jamie Lewis, 33, were assigned to protect the scene after Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, north-west London, in June 2020.

They were jailed for two years and nine months at a hearing at the Old Bailey in December after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office.

News that they had been attacked in prison emerged today as they lost appeals against their sentences.


Deniz Jaffer (left) and Jamie Lewis (right) were police constables assigned to guard the scene

Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, north-west London, in June 2020

Danyal Hussein was given a life sentence, with a minimum term of 35 years, in October after being found guilty of the women’s murders

Appeal judges Dame Victoria Sharp, Mrs Justice McGowan and Mrs Justice Farbey dismissed the appeals after considering arguments at a Court of Appeal hearing in London.

They said they will give their reasons at a later date.

Lewis, from Colchester in Essex, has been sacked from the Metropolitan Police, while Jaffer, of Hornchurch, east London, resigned.

Danyal Hussein was given a life sentence, with a minimum term of 35 years, in October after being found guilty of the women’s murders.

Judge Mark Lucraft, who jailed Lewis and Jaffer, was told the officers moved from their posts to photograph the women’s bodies, with the images shared with colleagues and friends on WhatsApp.

The murdered women’s mother, Mina Smallman, and her husband Chris, were at the appeal hearing.

Barristers representing the men argued that the sentences imposed by Judge Lucraft were excessive.

Neil Saunders, who represented Jaffer, said his client has been attacked three times by three different inmates.

Luke Ponte, for Lewis, said the other officer has been assaulted twice.

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