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The bodies of two murdered sisters were found dumped in a London hedge by worried friends, the Old Bailey heard today.

Danyal Hussein, 18, is charged with the ‘unprovoked and random’ murders of Bibaa Henry, 46, and her half-sister Nicole Smallman, 27, in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, last month.

The teenager allegedly stabbed the pair multiple times in the early hours of Saturday, June 6, before their bodies were found along with a ‘blood stained knife’ by worried friends the next day.

Joel Smith, prosecuting, told the court how the sisters had been celebrating Miss Henry’s birthday with friends before the party broke up, leaving the pair alone in the early hours of the morning. He branded the incident ‘an unprovoked and random attack on two members of the public involving the use of a knife.’

After neither Miss Henry nor Miss Smallman, from Harrow and Brent respectively, were heard from, friends searched the park again and found their bodies.

Mr Smith said: ‘On June 7 a group of concerned friends returned to the park to search for them and went to the area where the picnic had been held and found some sunglasses beginning to Miss Henry and then a blood stained knife and the bodies of both deceased lying in a hedgerow.

‘Miss Smallman had her clothing pushed up, exposing her midriff and multiple stab wounds.’

He went on: ‘Miss Henry also had her clothes pulled up over her head exposing friction marks on her stomach.

‘Subsequent post mortem had revealed multiple stab wounds to both deceased.’

Hussein, of Blackheath, south-east London, was arrested at his home on July 1 and today appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from Wandsworth Prison in south London. He sat wearing a jumper and spoke only to confirm his identity.

Hussein is charged with two counts of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

At the end of a 10-minute hearing overseen by Judge Mark Lucraft QC, Hussein was remanded into custody and is next due to appear in court on September 21 when he will be asked to enter a plea.

None of the victims’ family attended court for the brief hearing.