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Two police officers charged with misconduct in connection with investigation into death of sisters in Wembley

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Two police officers have been charged with misconduct in public office in connection with photographs taken and circulated in relation to a murder crime scene.

PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 32, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 27 May 2021 for their first hearing. Both officers have each been charged with one count of misconduct in public office.

The misconduct alleged relates to the investigation into the deaths of 46-year-old Bibaa Henry and 27-year-old Nicole Smallman in Fryent Country Park in Wembley in June 2020.

The CPS London Complex Casework unit authorised the charges following a review of a file of evidence from the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against both defendants are active and that they have a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

Notes to editors

  • PC Deniz Jaffer (DOB: 28/12/1973) is from Forest Gate Police Station in the Newham Borough
  • PC Jamie Lewis (DOB: 09/08/1988) is from Forest Gate Police Station in the Newham Borough

The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for a criminal court to consider.

The CPS assessment of any case is not in any sense a finding of, or implication of, any guilt or criminal conduct. It is not a finding of fact, which can only be made by a court, but rather an assessment of what it might be possible to prove to a court, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

  • Danyal Hussein, 18, (DOB: 10/05/2002) from Blackheath, has been charged with two counts of murder and possession of an offensive weapon, and faces trial later this year.

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