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Danyal Hussein jailed for a minimum of 35 years for murdering sisters

Danyal Hussein has been jailed for a minimum term of 35 years, a life sentence, for the murder of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.

Hussein appeared at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 28 October where he was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 35 years.

Hussein, 19, was found guilty of murder on Monday, 5 July following a four week trial.

Detective Inspector Maria Green, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Danyal Hussein is a dangerous, arrogant and violent individual who from the outset has shown no remorse or acceptance of his actions.

“The sentence handed down by the court today is a reflection of the seriousness of his crimes. I hope that knowing he will now spend many years behind bars will bring a small degree of comfort to Bibaa and Nicole’s loved ones.

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Bibaa Henry (Left) & Nicole Smallman

“This has been a shocking and chilling case and I know the investigation will stay with all of those involved for a long time to come.

“Hussein went out that night with the intention of killing in order to satisfy his bizarre fantasies under the deluded belief he would be rewarded with financial prosperity. His wicked acts have cut short the lives of two completely innocent women who were simply celebrating a birthday.

“The senselessness of Hussein’s actions has made it all the more difficult for Bibaa and Nicole’s loved ones to come to terms with their loss. Despite this, throughout our investigation and the subsequent trial, they have shown the utmost dignity and strength in the most unimaginable of circumstances.

“My thoughts and those of my colleagues are always with them.”