Wembley deaths: Man in court accused of sisters’ murder

Nicole and Bibaa Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Nicole Smallman (left) and Bibaa Henry had been celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday before they were reported missing

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering two sisters who were stabbed to death in a park.

The bodies of Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, were found in Fryent Country Park in Wembley on 7 June.

The sisters had met up with friends in the north-west London park two days earlier to celebrate Ms Henry’s birthday.

Danyal Hussein appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link charged with their murders.

He is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

Mr Hussein, of Blackheath, was remanded in custody ahead of his next court appearance on 21 September.

Prosecutor Joel Smith told the court it was an “unprovoked and random attack on two members of the public involving the use of a knife”.

Image copyright Julia Quenzler
Image caption Danyal Hussein will next appear at the Old Bailey in September

None of the victims’ family attended court for the brief hearing.

Police previously released pictures of senior social worker Ms Henry, from Brent, and photographer Ms Smallman, from Harrow, dancing with fairy lights before they were killed.

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Image caption Images recovered from the sisters’ phones showed them dancing with fairy lights at the party