FORMER police officers jailed for taking pictures of two murdered sisters at a crime scene have been attacked in prison, judges have been told.

Jamie Lewis, of Essex, and Deniz Jaffer had been assigned to guard the scene after Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, London.

They were jailed for two years and nine months at a hearing at the Old Bailey in December after admitting misconduct in a public office.

News they had been attacked in prison emerged yesterday 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 in London.

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They stated they will outline their reasons for their decision at a later date.

Following the incident, Lewis, 33, was 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.

Judge Mark Lucraft, who jailed Lewis and Jaffer, 48, was told the officers moved from their posts to photograph the women’s bodies, with the images shared with colleagues and friends on WhatsApp.

One was a “selfie-style” image on which Lewis had superimposed his face.

The officers’ “shameful” behaviour also included describing the victims as “dead birds” on WhatsApp groups.

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The murdered women’s mother, Mina Smallman, who previously labelled the disgraced officers as “despicable”, and her husband Chris, were at the appeal hearing.

Ms Smallman served as Archdeacon of Southend between 2013 and 2016.

Barristers representing the men argued the sentences imposed by Judge Lucraft were excessive, but their appeal was thrown out.

Neil Saunders, who represented Jaffer, said Jaffer has been attacked three times by three different inmates.

Luke Ponte, for Lewis, said his client has been assaulted twice.

Following their sentencing in December 2021, Mrs Smallman told reporters she was “thrilled”, adding: “We’ve been to hell and back again.”

She rejected the officers’ expressions of remorse, saying: “I bet they are sorry and tortured that they tortured their family.”