Met Officer who photographed murdered sisters posted 'blackface' image

EXCLUSIVE: Revealed: Met officer who shared photos of two murdered sisters on WhatsApp uploaded Facebook images of himself in blackface, posing next to a man in gimp mask and woman passed out on Tube

  • PC Deniz Jaffer, 48, has a public Facebook account called ‘Hornchurch Turk’
  • The Facebook account has pictures of him in ‘blackface’ at a fancy dress party
  • There is also a picture of a woman who appears to be passed out drunk on a tube
  • Other posts include image of him next to a man in a bondage-style gimp mask
  • He and Jamie Lewis photographed bodies of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
  • Both officers appeared in court where they admitted misconduct in public office 

A police officer who photographed the bodies of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman has also posted controversial images on Facebook, it can be revealed.   

PC Deniz Jaffer, 48, has a public account called ‘Hornchurch Turk’ which has pictures of him in ‘blackface’ fancy dress at a party.

There is also a sinister looking snap of a woman who appears to be passed out drunk on a London tube.

Other posts include an image of him posing next to a man in a bondage-style gimp mask, and a picture of three women chatting, which he has captioned with a misogynistic comment.

PC Jaffer and his Metropolitan Police colleague PC Jamie Lewis, 33, were warned yesterday that they faced lengthy jail sentences when they appeared at the Old Bailey and admitted charges of misconduct in a public office.

The pair used their mobile phones to take pictures of the bodies of Bibaa, 46, and Nicole, 27, when they were supposed to be guarding the crime scene after the sisters were stabbed to death by Satanist killer Danyal Hussein in a London park.


PC Deniz Jaffer, 48, has a public account called ‘Hornchurch Turk’ which has pictures of him in ‘blackface’ fancy dress (pictured left) at a party. There is also a sinister-looking snap of a woman who appears to be passed out drunk on a tube train. Other posts include an image of him posing next to a man in a bondage-style gimp mask (pictured right), and a picture of three women chatting, which he has captioned with a misogynistic comment.

There is also a sinister looking snap of a woman who appears to be passed out drunk on a London tube (pictured)

PC Deniz Jaffer, 48, photographed the bodies of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman

They shared the images with other officers on WhatsApp, causing huge offence to the family of the sisters after their actions came to light and heaping shame on the Met.

Three Met cops ‘shared dead body snaps’ of another victim: Force watchdog launches new probe after officer ‘sent photo of sudden death scene to two colleagues’ 

Three more serving Met Police officers are under investigation over another photo of a dead body at a scene being guarded by the force.

One of them is suspected of taking and sharing a picture at the sudden death of a man they attended, whiled the other two either received or were aware of it.

It comes after two PCs were told they could face jail for WhatsApping colleagues pictures of two other bodies.

The new three officers were all investigated by the Independent Office of Police Conduct, who have now passed their findings to the Met Police.

The death happened in January 2020, but the suspected wrongdoing only emerged in the past few months.

So far the Met has not yet revealed what – if any – action it has taken against them.

Their case was uncovered by investigators looking into the actions of PCs Deniz Jaffer, 47, and Jamie Lewis, 32.

They yesterday admitted misconduct after pictures were taken of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, and shared with 42 colleagues.

Details of this latest investigation heaps more pressure on Met Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick, after she was told to ‘get the rot out’ by the victims’ mother.

Separately three other officers are also facing misconduct proceedings over the image of Ms Henry and Ms Smallman.

PC Jaffer of Hornchurch in Havering, east London, posted a picture of himself appearing to wear ‘blackface’ make-up to impersonate legendary US singer Sammy Davis Jr while at a fancy dress party with his family in January 2013.

The picture is captioned: ‘Sammy Davis Jr and family. Chest still hurts from caterpillar dance floor attempt.’

PC Jaffer also uploaded a picture in the same month of a woman who appears to be sleeping on a train, with her feet curled up on the seat and her head hidden under a coat.

He captioned the photo ‘Lets all get comfy on the way to work shall we?’

It is unclear if he knows the woman but his friends commented on the post saying ‘WTF? Weird! Sure she is not still there from last night?’, ‘R u sure she’s not dead under there?’ and ‘Ha ha ha oh dear maybe a heavy night’.

PC Jaffer added comment, saying ‘Ha! I reckon she has been there all night. Still, look on the bright side, she didn’t have to spend time getting ready today did she?’

He went on: ‘When I picked her bag up I could see she was breathing. Puke on her coat as well. Nice touch…’ 

PC Jaffer uploaded another picture in March 2015 showing him grinning while posing next to a man wearing what looks like a gimp mask. 

Another image dated as September 2017 shows him posing alongside two young boys in school uniform who appear to be pupils of his old school.

PC Jaffer who resigned from the Met in August, appears not know the boys, despite posing for a selfie with them. 

His post says: ‘Look at that uniform, stopped them for a random chat while walking to work this morning. 

‘They both asked me why I had to leave Raphael’s School as a kid. I just said that’s a conversation for when they are a bit older.’ 

Commenting on the post, his wife Leanne Jaffer says: ‘Omg Deniz poor kids’, while another woman adds: ‘You can’t just stop kids in the street luv! They’ll think you are some sort of perv! Stranger danger.’ 

Another snap posted by PC Jaffer in September 2017 showing three women sitting at a table, has the misogynistic caption: ‘Talking about sex, make up, sex, shopping, sex, clothes, sex, housework and sex.’ 

He and PC Lewis took the pictures of the murdered sisters in June last year at Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London. 

PC Jaffer who is believed to have acted as a mentor for new Metropolitan Police recruits, went into bushes where the bodies of the women had been dumped.


PC Jaffer who is believed to have acted as a mentor for new Metropolitan Police recruits, went into bushes where the bodies of the women had been dumped. He used his mobile phone to take pictures of the bodies before sending four images to Lewis, who edited one and superimposed his face on to it with the two murdered women visible in the background.

Man, 19, jailed for life over the murders for of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman 

Danyal Hussein was jailed for life last month for the murder of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.

He appeared at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 28 October where he was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 35 years.

Hussein, 19, of Guy Barnett Grove, Eltham was found guilty of murder on Monday, 5 July following a four week trial.

At his trial, the jury heard that Hussein drew up an agreement with a ‘demon’ to sacrifice women in exchange for a lottery win. 

He created a handwritten plan, signed in his own blood, in which he pledged to murder six women every six months, in return requesting financial reward.

In the early hours of Saturday, June 6 2020, he killed Bibaa and Nicole, who he did not know, in a pre-meditated attack.

Officers believe he observed the women for some time before stabbing them to death in Fryent Country Park, Wembley.

Their bodies were discovered on Sunday, 7 June and a murder investigation was launched.

Hussein was subsequently identified and arrested on Wednesday, 1 July. He was charged later the same day.

He used his mobile phone to take pictures of the bodies before sending four images to Lewis, who edited one and superimposed his face on to it with the two murdered women visible in the background. 

The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that the ‘resulting image’ was sent by PC Lewis to PC Jaffer, who then forwarded it unsolicited to a female officer who was also present at the scene. 

The statement added: ‘PC Jaffer showed one of the photos of the victims to a male officer as they left the park. 

‘PC Lewis also shared photographs he had taken at the crime scene, which did not show the victims, with a WhatsApp group of 40-plus police officers called the A Team. 

‘PC Jaffer, meanwhile, sent photographs of the victims to three friends via WhatsApp.’ 

The indictment faced by the officers stated that the offences took place between June 7, the day the bodies were found, and June 23 last year. 

The Independent Office for Police Conduct said PC Lewis of Colchester, Essex, had ‘used degrading and sexist language to describe the victim’. 

A spokesperson confirmed the remarks were directed at the murder victims and it was fair to characterise the remarks as insulting.

Bibaa, a senior social worker, and Smallman, a photographer, had been celebrating the elder sister’s birthday in the park, and were attacked when they stayed behind after the celebration ended.

They were reported missing the next day and a search by family and friends led to the partner of one of the sisters finding their bodies.

The family of the sisters has claimed that the Met let them down by failing to search for them after they were declared missing.

Their mother Mina Smallman, has repeatedly criticised the actions of the London police force, saying it was ‘beyond hope’ and calling for its leaders to ‘get the rot out once and for all’.

Bibaa (pictured left), a senior social worker, and Nicole (pictured right), a photographer, had been celebrating the elder sister’s birthday in the park, and were attacked when they stayed behind after the celebration ended

Their mother Mina Smallman (pictured), has repeatedly criticised the actions of the London police force, saying it was ‘beyond hope’ and calling for its leaders to ‘get the rot out once and for all’

She accused Met commissioner, Cressida Dick, of a ‘shoddy way of behaving’ and rejected an official apology from the force for its failings, saying it was ‘too little, too late.’

Jaffer and Lewis who were based with the Met’s North East Area Command were warned by Judge Mark Lucraft QC that it was ‘extremely likely’ they would be jailed.

The judge said: ‘These matters are extremely serious and you should be under no illusions when you return for sentence it is extremely likely you will receive custodial sentences, custodial sentences of some length for your conduct.’

Cressida Dick apologised to the sisters’ family for the distress caused by the by the two officers.

She said: ‘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.

‘What former PC Jaffer and PC Lewis chose to do that day was utterly unprofessional, disrespectful and deeply insensitive.’

The officers were granted bail before their sentencing at a later date. Danyal Hussein of Blackheath, south London, has been convicted of the murder of both sisters when he was aged 18 and jailed for life.

The IOPC said that three officers who received the images but did not report them had a case to answer for misconduct. 

Mother of murdered sisters slams Cressida Dick for ‘shoddy’ handling of case and says the Met needs to ‘get the rot out’ after officers admit sharing ‘sickening’ photos of her daughters’ bodies with 42 colleagues on WhatsApp 

The mother of two murdered sisters whose dead bodies were photographed by serving Met police officers and shared on WhatsApp said the force needed to ‘get the rot out’.

PC Deniz Jaffer and Pc Jamie Lewis were supposed to protect the scene after sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London.

But instead, they breached the cordon to take ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unauthorised’ photographs of the bodies, which were then sent ‘to a dentist and doctor’, and a WhatsApp group.

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

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.

As Dame Cressida Dick apologised for the second time, Ms Henry and Ms Smallman’s bereft mother Mina slammed the Met Commissioner for the botched investigation into her daughter’s deaths. 

She criticised, ‘Her shoddy way of behaving and her response since all of this has come out’ adding: ‘She has not contacted us to say I am really sorry. She has not spoken into this story at all.

Ms Smallman said the Met was ‘beyond hope’, adding: ‘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.’ 

Following their guilty pleas, the Met said it was taking ‘immediate steps’ to put former PC Jaffer, who has resigned from the force, and PC Lewis before accelerated misconduct hearings.

Met Commissioner Dick said today: ‘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.

‘What former PC Jaffer and PC Lewis chose to do that day was utterly unprofessional, disrespectful and deeply insensitive. I know that is the view of colleagues across the Met who utterly condemn this behaviour. 

‘They have pleaded guilty today to a serious criminal offence and sentencing will follow in due course.

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

‘Now that the judicial process has got to this stage, we are able to take the officers through an accelerated misconduct process.’

Jaffer, 47, of Hornchurch, east London, and Lewis, 33, from Colchester, Essex, had been arrested as part of a criminal investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) watchdog.

The charge against each of them stated that ‘without authorisation he entered a crime scene he had been assigned to protect, sending information about his attendance at the scene to members of the public via WhatsApp and taking photographs of the crime scene’. 

The sisters’ mother Mina Smallman, who has described the officers as ‘despicable’, sat in court for the hearing.

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.

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

‘But instead they violated it for their own purposes, with no regard to the dignity of the victims, or the harm they might do to a murder investigation.

‘Their thoughtless and insensitive actions have no doubt caused immeasurable further distress and pain to the heartbroken family and friends of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry who were already left reeling from the loss of their loved ones. Our thoughts are very much with them at this time.’

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

Jaffer, of Hornchurch, east London, and Lewis, from Colchester, Essex, are on unconditional bail. 

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