TRAGIC last photos of two sisters dancing at a birthday party before they were hacked to death in an alleged “satanic sacrifice” were shown to a jury today.
Jurors also saw CCTV of Danyal Hussein, 19, allegedly buying knives in Asda which he is alleged to have used to butcher Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, in a park last June.
The sisters appeared in high spirits on June 5 last year as they prepared for a party in Fryent Country Park in Wembley to celebrate Bibaa’s birthday.
Nicole danced a jig and chatted to a cashier at a Co-op in Kingbury as they bought picnic items before driving to the park in a purple Audi.
Her half-sister Bibaa was shown carrying a bulging blue bag as they walked into the park before other guests arrived.
In pictures taken from the party, the sisters were dancing and having a good time, the jury heard.
After their guests had left, the women stayed on and took three more selfie photographs early on June 6.
But in the final image shortly after 1am, the sisters appeared distracted by something on the left, out of shot.
Soon after, it is alleged that Hussein launched a ferocious attack, stabbing Bibaa eight times and Nicole 28 times before dragging them into a hedgerow.
The defendant had allegedly been caught on CCTV walking into the park earlier then returning to his father’s house after 4am without his trousers on.
The sisters’ bodies were discovered by concerned friends on June 7 last year, along with a bloody knife.
A bottle of tonic water, bought by the sisters at the Co-op, was found dumped in a bush nearby, jurors heard.
The bottle had blood on it which allegedly matched Hussein’s DNA.
Jurors were also shown CCTV footage which allegedly showed the suspect buying a set of knives at Asda near Edgeware Road three days before the killings.
It is claimed that a blood-stained knife found at the scene is identical to one of the set and also that it had DNA matching the defendant and Nicole on it.
Hussein used his passport as proof of age and had to take off his face mask at the cash desk to buy the Taylor’s Eye Witness block of five knives, jurors heard.
He spent £32.29 on the purchases, which also included chewing gum, pre-mix drinks cans, lemons and two candles, the court heard.
The knife block appeared too large to fit into a blue Nike rucksack so Hussein put it in an Asda Bag for Life, the court heard.
Following the killings, Hussein was seen on CCTV going to hospital with his father Kamal to get a cut to his hand treated.
When he was taken into custody at Wandsworth Police Station on July 1 last year, an officer asked how he became injured and Hussein replied that he was “robbed”, the jury heard.
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Presenting the CCTV evidence at the Old Bailey, Detective Constable Jo Hinchliffe said he had trawled through 450 hours of footage.
Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC said: “Mr Hussein does not accept he appears in the majority or all of the footage. This is of course a matter that is in dispute.”
Hussein, of Guy Barnett Grove, Blackheath, south-east London, has denied double murder and possessing a knife.