A Satanic killer who murdered two sisters celebrating a birthday in a London park has been jailed for at least 35 years.

Danyal Hussein, 19, killed Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, believing he had entered into an agreement to kill six women every six months in exchange for winning the lottery.

The victims' bodies were discovered by Nicola's boyfriend Adam due to shocking Met Police failings after they were reported missing in June last year.

During his trial, jurors heard Hussein had pledged to kill six women every six months to win the Mega Millions Super Jackpot of £321 million.

In one sinister note, he offered blood to ‘demon Queen Byleth’ to make a girl at his school fall in love with him.

The sisters had been celebrating Bibaa's birthday in Fryent Country Park in Wembley when they vanished in the early hours.

Tragically their bodies were found together on June 7 last year.

Danyal Hussein had made a blood pact with a demon to murder six women every six months, jurors were told (

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In June this year Hussein was found guilty of two counts of murder and possession of a knife with intent following a trial at the Old Bailey.

Today judge Mrs Justice Philippa Whipple told him: "You found these two women, you were a stranger to them, you surprised them and you killed them."

The wounds on Nicole's arms showed she had "tried to fight Hussein off" but she couldn't "save herself or her sister", MyLondon reports.

The judge added: "It was Adam Stone, Nicole's boyfriend who found their bodies. What a horrifying sight. He said those images remain forged in his mind. He said, 'I will never be able to unsee what I saw'.

"The lives of these family members have been shattered.

"Their mother has said she is haunted by the suffering that will disturb her for the rest of her life."

Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC told the court today: “His offending is a product of his belief in Satanism and his belief you could enter into a bargain with a devil.

The sisters were celebrating Bibaa's birthday when they were targeted by the killer (

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“That belief system is something he researched for some time.”

The jury were told that Hussein was captured on CCTV buying knives before the killings, and returning to his father's home afterwards.

Following his arrest, police found Hussein had communication with others about demons and love potions, and carried out online research about the far-right and Norse mythology.

But the depths of his cult-like ideology remain unknown because Hussein refused to hand over his passwords for his iPad.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding revealed that Hussein had been on a de-radicalisation programme between October 2017 and May 2018 after being referred to the Prevent scheme by his school.

Hussein took Bibaa by surprise, stabbing her eight times, before he slashed Nicole 28 times as she fought back, sustaining multiple defensive injuries.

Hussein then dragged them by the feet into bushes where they lay undiscovered for 36 hours.

During the savage attack, Hussein cut his right hand with the 12cm knife which he dropped in the grass.

The bodies of Bibaa Henry (left) and Nicole Smallman (right) were found by Nicole's boyfriend (

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Earlier this week an investigation by watchdog the IOPC found "unacceptable" failings after Bibaa and Nicole were reported missing, and the Met said it would be apologising to the family.

Their mother, the Venerable Mina Smallman believes Scotland Yard failed to take responsibility for the failings, which led to family and friends searching for her daughters.

The Met announced it will apologise to their family after an Independent Office for Police Conduct report found the response on the weekend they went missing was below standard.

But Ms Smallman said in a statement: "Sorry just won't cut it. It's too hollow. Especially as we await the IOPC report to be published, the sentencing of Danyal Hussein and the appearance in court of two Met Police officers.

"Sorry is something you say when you comprehend the wrong you have done and take full responsibility for it, demonstrating that by taking appropriate proportionate action - which the Met Police have failed to do."

Ms Smallman believes the force has failed to take appropriate action - claiming the initial missing persons call was mishandled and her two girls may have been victims of "racial profiling, misogyny or classism".

She added: "We're not the only parties who suffered mental anguish at the hands of the Met Police's incompetent, reprehensible and blatant disregard of agreed procedures regarding missing persons.

"It began with the call handler's inappropriate assertions, mishandling the call, which led to the cancellation of the missing persons alert.

"The inspector on the second shift made erroneous assumptions about the whereabouts of our daughters.

"There were approximately 14 people - friends and family - involved in our own Missing Persons investigation which started at approximately 4am on Saturday morning and ended with Nicole's precious Adam discovering their bodies.

"This lasting image of his soulmate will forever remain in his mind's eye."

The sisters' mum Mina Smallman speaking outside the Old Bailey (

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No evidence of misconduct was proven and there was no suggestion of racial bias impacting the investigation in the IOPC report.

Commissioner Cressida Dick said: "My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Nicole and Bibaa for their tragic losses.

"The way we responded to information that Nicole and Bibaa were missing that weekend was below the standard we should have achieved and compounded the distress felt by their loved ones.

"While we know that very sadly Nicola and Bibaa had been murdered in the early hours of Saturday, 6 June 2020, before they were reported missing, if we had responded better we may have saved their friends and family immeasurable pain.

"I am very sorry that the level of service we provided fell short. We have contacted the family to ask if they will allow me or, if they prefer, another senior officer to visit them at a time that is right to apologise in person."

The siblings had been celebrating Bibaa's birthday in a park in Wembley, north London, when Hussein brutally slayed them.

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