Two Metropolitan Police officers have pleaded guilty to sharing photos of two murdered sisters on WhatsApp - with one admitting superimposing his own face onto their bodies.
Pc Deniz Jaffer and Pc Jamie Lewis were assigned to protect the scene after sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London.
Instead, they breached the cordon to take 'inappropriate' and 'unauthorised' photographs of the bodies, which were then shared on WhatsApp.
Jaffer took four photographs and Lewis took two and one of the images sent to a female colleague had Lewis's face superimposed onto it, it can now be reported.
At a hearing at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, the officers admitted committing misconduct in a public office between June 7 and June 23 last year.
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.
Both PC Jamie Lewis and PC Deniz Jaffer admitted misconduct in public office before court
Unmasked: PC Jaffer, 47, was charged with misconduct in a public office over the pictures
Mina Smallman, mother of Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, at court this morning
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.
On Thursday the mother of Ms Henry and Ms Smallman vowed to stop him ever being released