NS Metropolitan Police She will apologize to the family of the two sisters for the way she reacted to the news of the disappearance of two sisters in north London.
Nicole Smallman, 27, and Biba Henry, 46, were stabbed to death in a park in Wembley in June last year.
The force said it agreed with the findings of a report by the Independent Office police Conduct (IOPC) which found the level of service provided over the weekend when they disappeared was below the standard it should have been.
The Meteorological Department said that no malpractice was found in respect of one officer and two police personnel, but action would be taken on their performance, which was found to be inadequate.
It said there was no suggestion that racial bias played any role in the handling of missing persons reports.
Weather Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Nicole and Biba for their tragic loss.
“The way we responded to the information that Nicole and Biba were missing that weekend was below the standard we should have achieved and exacerbated the distress felt by their loved ones.
“While we know with great sadness that Nicola and Biba were murdered in the early hours of Saturday 6 June 2020, before their disappearance was reported, if we had responded better we would have been able to support their friends and family.” Could have saved the family from immense pain.
“I am very sorry that the service we provided fell short. We have contacted the family to ask if they would allow me or, if they wish, another senior official to visit them at a time. For, who is right to apologize personally.”
Danyal Hussain, 19, was found guilty of killing the sisters in July. He is said to have made a “contract” out of his own blood with a demon to sacrifice women in exchange for winning the lottery.
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