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Christian family launch petition to charge police who allegedly took selfies with murdered daughters

by Premier Journalist

A Christian family wants justice for police officers who allegedly posed for photos with two dead women. 

Half-sisters Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, were stabbed in a park in Brent, north London at the beginning of June. 

Detectives investigating the murders believe that Bibaa and Nicole were killed in the early hours of Saturday 6th June in Fryent Country Park. Later that day, they were reported missing when they did not return home. Their bodies were discovered on Sunday 7th June. 

The investigations are ongoing with the Met Police appealing for witnesses who might have seen suspicious activity. 

They says they were in good spirits, following Henry's birthday celebrations, taking selfies, listening to music and dancing with fairy lights until at least 1:13am 

Met Police, [Nicole Smallman (l) and Bibaa Henry (r)]

As well as being informed of her daughters' deaths, their mother Mina Smallman, a retired Anglican priest, was later told that police officers were posing for pictures and taking selfies with their bodies. 

A petition with over 20,000 signatories has been launched to bring criminal charges against the officers.



It reads: "The family are struggling to come to terms with the loss of the two beautiful bright lights  that have been taken from us, and we have to pray and believe that we will receive justice for their murders.

"But the alleged despicable behaviour of two metropolitan police officers whose only role was to ensure that the girls came to no further harm broke every rule of common decency, that is why I am asking you to sign this petition to ensure that these officers are never given an opportunity to disrespect anyone ever again in the way that they have our two girls." 

The Labour MP Dawn Butler is also encouraging people to sign it. 

Smallman, the former Archdeacon of Southend, told the BBC "those police officer dehumanised our children" and compared it to people who would smile in front of lynchings in the American deep south. 

Cressida Dick, the Met Police chief, said that if it was true it was "shocking" and "disgusting." 

Two officers were arrested on 22nd June on suspicion of misconduct in public office. They have since been bailed to return pending further enquiries.

Both officers have been suspended from duty.


Met Police, Bibaa Henry (left) and Nicole Smallman (right) 

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