A PAIR of twisted police officers caged for taking and sharing photos of two murdered sisters have both been battered in prison, it emerged today.
The court of Appeal was told the pair have been beaten up five times between them as they had a bid to get their prison terms slashed rejected.
Jamie Lewis was sentenced to two years and nine months in prisonCredit: PA
Deniz Jaffer is also serving the same sentence and has been beaten in jail along with JamieCredit: PA
The disgusting cops took pics of dead sisters Bibaa and Nicole while guarding the sceneCredit: Reuters
Deniz Jaffer, 48, and Jamie Lewis, 33, were each sentenced to two years and nine months in prison at the Old Bailey in December.
The officers were tasked with guarding the scene after the bodies of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found in bushes in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, London.
The sickos took pictures of the sisters before sharing them with police colleagues.
Vile Jaffer even superimposed his face onto one of the photos.
Neil Saunders, representing Jaffer, said the sentence had been “manifestly excessive” and that the Recorder of London Mark Lucraft QC, who sentenced the pair, had given too much weight to the gravity of the breach of public trust.
He also said that not enough weight was given to Jaffer’s personal mitigating circumstances and the risk he faces from other prisoners being a cop.
He told the Court of Appeal: “As an ex-police officer he is obviously the target of other inmates.
“He has been attacked three times since his incarceration, one in which three inmates beat him. These issues should be taken into account.
“It simply cannot be right that the man be incarcerated and then have to look over his shoulder to see where the next blow is coming from.”
Mr Saunders also asked President of the Queen’s Bench Division Dame Victoria Sharp to consider the impact of Jaffer’s prison sentence on his wife, who suffers from fibromyalgia and is unable to work full time.
He continued: “The defendant himself suffers from a pars defect, which involves a broken bone in the back for which he needs an operation.
“In fact he was suffering from stress and anxiety before this offence. It is a feature for both and his wife, they were on serious medication before this offence.”
Luke Ponte, representing Lewis, said there was an “asymmetry” between what he described as the officer’s “spontaneous” act and the sentence he received.
He said; “The essence of this application is that this was a very difficult sentence exercise and the learned judge did not quite get that difficult balance right.
“There was little by way of guidance for the Recorder of London and no specific sentencing guidelines.”
Mr Ponte also said there was a failure to reflect Lewis’s personal mitigation, in particular his remorse and position as a police officer in prison.
“Mr Lewis has also been assaulted twice during the course of his imprisonment.”
Both men appeared by video link from custody. Jaffer wore a dark blue t-shirt while Lewis wore a grey jumper. They sat with their fingers against their lips for the duration of the hearing.
Ms Henry, 46, and Ms Smallman, 27, were killed in a random attack by Danyal Hussein, 19, who was given a life sentence with a minimum of 35 years.
Police tracked the killer down through DNA and found a blood pledge written to King Lucifuge Rofocale to kill six women every six months.
Joel Smith, representing the Crown, said Jaffa and Lewis had tarnished the dignity of the victims and their families.
He said: “The offending to which these offenders pleaded guilty went beyond mere stupidity. It was not inappropriately criminal, it was pernicious.
“The officers knew what they were doing was wrong. In this case, these were police officers so the breach of trust immediately is significant.
“Secondly, the Recorder of London was entitled to consider the overarching undermining of confidence in the police but also the specific trust placed in these officers.
“A senior officer had put them in place to protect the scene and had trusted them to protect the victims’ dignity.”
Mr Smith also said that by taking photographs, the officers risked contaminating the crime scene and they also gave the defendant in that trial the opportunity to claim that the scene had been compromised.
He said: “Fortunately he failed.
“There had been a double murder of, and this is no exaggeration, such a shocking and ferocious nature that it rightly attracted considerable public outcry.”
Jaffa, of Hornchurch, east London and Lewis, of Colchester, pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in December last year.
Dismissing their appeal Dame Victoria said full written reasons will be