Two former police officers who took and shared pictures of the bodies of two murdered sisters have been released early from prison.

Sisters Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, who lived in Harrow and Brent respectively, were found dead at Fryent Country Park in June 2020.

While a crime scene was in place, the MPS’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed on June 17 that two officers had been involved in taking a picture showing the bodies, which was shared with colleagues in a WhatsApp group.

Deniz Jaffer, 49, and Jamie Lewis, 34, were arrested by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) later that month.

Brent & Kilburn Times: Bibaa Henry, 46, (left) and Nicola Smallman, 27, were found stabbed to death in Fryent country parkBibaa Henry, 46, (left) and Nicola Smallman, 27, were found stabbed to death in Fryent country park

It was found that one of the pictures was a “selfie-style” image with Lewis’ face superimposed, while the victims were described as “dead birds”.

Jaffer, of Hornchurch, east London, and Lewis, from Colchester, Essex, pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office in December 2021.

Although the two were both jailed for two years and nine months, they have been released having served half their sentence, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.

Brent & Kilburn Times: Police near the crime scene at the timePolice near the crime scene at the time

According to the Daily Mail, Jaffer was seen shopping near his home.

Their early release has caused the sisters’ mother, Mina Smallman, to raise concerns about the pictures potentially circulating again.

She told the Mail: “I want to remember the girls as they were, not get images of them after.”

Brent & Kilburn Times: Flowers near the crime scene at Fryent ParkFlowers near the crime scene at Fryent Park

The mother previously branded the officers a “disgrace” following the sentencing, saying: “Those police officers felt so safe, so untouchable, they felt they would take photos of our murdered daughters. Those officers dehumanised our children.”

Meanwhile devil worshipper Danyal Hussein, who was 19 when jailed, continues to serve his life sentence for murder.

The sisters had been celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday and were killed after guests left, with the bodies found 36 hours later.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "These offenders' crimes were grossly offensive and our thoughts remain with the family of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.

"Lewis and Jaffer are subject to strict licence conditions and can be returned to prison at any time if the rules are broken."