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Cops who photographed murdered sisters at crime scene 'attacked in prison'

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Two ex- cops who were locked up for taking pictures of two murdered sisters at a crime scene they were protecting have been attacked in prison, judges have been told.

Former police officers Deniz Jaffer, 48, and Jamie Lewis, 33, had been assigned to guard the crime scene after Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes in June 2020.

Lewis, from Colchester in Essex, and Jaffer, of Hornchurch, were put behind bars for two years and nine months following a hearing at the Old Bailey in December 2021 after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office, Essex Live reports.News that they had been attacked in prison emerged on May 11 as they lost appeals against their sentences.Appeal judges Dame Victoria Sharp, Mrs Justice McGowan and Mrs Justice Farbey dismissed the appeals after considering arguments at a Court of Appeal hearing held in London.They said they will give their reasons at a later date.Lewis has been sacked from the Metropolitan Police, while Jaffer, of Hornchurch, east London, resigned.Danyal Hussein was given a life sentence, with a minimum term of 35 years, in October after being found guilty of the women’s murders.The officers moved from their posts to take images of their bodies and share them with colleagues and friends on WhatsApp.

One image was taken in a "selfie-style" with Lewis superimposing his face on while they described the victims as "dead birds".Judge Mark Lucraft, who jailed Lewis and Jaffer, was told the officers moved from their posts to photograph the women’s bodies, with the images shared with colleagues and friends on WhatsApp.

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