Two police officers who shared photos of the dead bodies of two sisters murdered in a park referred to them as "dead birds", a misconduct hearing heard.

Sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were murdered by Danyal Hussein.

PC Jamie Lewis, 33, and former officer Deniz Jaffer, 47, who shared images of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, will be removed from their posts for gross misconduct.

Both men were sacked from the Metropolitan Police following a misconduct hearing on Wednesday.

Lewis will be dismissed from the Metropolitan Police immediately, and Jaffer, who has already quit the force, would have been dismissed without notice if he was still a serving officer.

The tribunal found that the two officers breached six established police standards, including confidentiality, and honesty and integrity, as well as authority, respect and courtesy.

'These officers were tasked with protecting a tragic crime scene.

Unmasked: PC Jaffer, 47, was charged with misconduct in a public office over the pictures

But both left their posts to take unauthorised pictures of the bodies on their phones, and shared them with colleagues, while Jaffer also sent them to members of the public.

Satanist Hussein was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years for murdering Ms Henry and Ms Smallman.

lewis failed to report or challenge this.

They also used a racially derogatory term for Pakistanis in messages about other, unrelated police matters.

An IOPC investigation found they breached the cordon to take 'inappropriate' photos (Image: Getty)

"These breaches are so serious they justify dismissal," she said.

"i am sorry that our officers behaved in such a hurtful, disrespectful and criminal way.

"their actions are shameful."

The pair have already been warned they face "lengthy" jail terms when they are sentenced next month for misconduct in a public office.

Ms Henry and Ms Smallman were found dead in a park in Wembley on June 7 2020 (Image: PA)

However, Ms Smallman said : "Sorry just won't cut it.

Jaffer took four photographs and Lewis took two- one of which was sent to a female colleague with Lewis's face superimposed onto it.

but instead, they breached the cordon to take 'inappropriate' and 'unauthorised' photographs of the bodies.

They admitted to sharing the photos on WhatsApp on November 2.

The two officers were assigned to protect the crime scene after the sisters were found dead (Image: PA)

assistant commissioner helen ball, chairing an accelerated tribunal in west london on wednesday, said : "this was hurtful, dishonest and unprofessional behaviour of the utmost seriousness.

neither lewis nor jaffer attended the misconduct hearing, and neither disputed the evidence.

The murdered sisters' mother Mina Smallman described the officers as "despicable".

She criticised Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick for her "shoddy" response to the officers' actions, saying : "It's now time for them to take the can for it.

The sisters (above), who had been celebrating Ms Henry's birthday with friends, were found the following day by Ms Smallman's boyfriend

"you know you go to london to start to prepare the funeral of your dead children and are told 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.

the constables were suspended from duty following their arrests on june 22 last year and mr jaffer has since left the force.

dame cressida called the actions of her officers "utterly unprofessional, disrespectful and deeply insensitive".

"I apologised to Bibaa and Nicole's family in June last year and, on behalf of the Met, I apologise again today."

Murderer: Danyal Hussein, 19, who killed sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, seen here in his police mugshot

"I deeply regret that at a time when they were grieving the loss of their loved ones who were taken in such awful circumstances, they faced additional distress caused by the actions of two police officers.

Jaffer also took to the social media messaging app to declare' I'm here now I 'll try to take pictures of the dead birds ', a police misconduct panel heard.

PC Jaffer and Lewis were supposed to protect the scene after the sisters were found stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London.

Police watchdog the IOPC later revealed Lewis also used 'degrading and sexist language' to describe the victims in the WhatsApp team group of 42 colleagues.

Artist impression of PC Jamie Lewis and PC Deniz Jaffer appearing at the Old Bailey this month

Paul Goddard, from the CPS, said outside court : 'Pc Jamie Lewis and Pc Deniz Jaffer's senseless conduct fell way below that to be expected from police officers.

Our thoughts are very much with them at this time. '

PC Helen Tierney, outlining the case against the men, said the pair were placed at a cordon to protect the crime scene in the early hours of June 8 2020.

The Met previously announced it would apologise to the family after an Independent Office for Police Conduct report found the response on the weekend they went missing was below standard.

PC Jamie Lewis (Image: Getty)

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