Apple and Google are in the firing line today as the senior police officer in charge of the Wembley park double murder investigation – and the victims’ mother – spoke of their ‘frustration’ at trying to unlock the killer’s online world.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, who is retiring after 30 years, said Danyal Hussein refused to hand over passwords for his Apple iPad and his mobile phone was never found.
He said officers were unable to access data stored on the iCloud and the defendant’s parents did not engage with the inquiry, and could not access 80 per cent of the data on Hussein’s iPad.
Mina Smallman, whose daughters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north London, last June, spoke out following the conviction of their killer at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, and named Google and Apple.
Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in a selfie taken from Bibaa’s phone in Fryent Country Park on the evening they were murdered by Danyal Hussein. Police investigating the double murder voiced their frustration at being unable to access 80 per cent of the data on Hussein’s iPad
Murderer Danyal Hussein holds his hands up in the air as police arrest him at his home following the discovery of the sisters in June last year
Mina Smallman speaking outside the Old Bailey in London after Danyal Hussein was found guilty of killing sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry. She told the BBC: ‘The really important thing with Apple and Google, we need to get access to people who are on a list of “they are dangerous”.
How Satanist sixth former was referred to Prevent aged 15 over far-right propaganda he viewed on school computers – but was discharged less than a year later after he was deemed no risk
Hussein had attended Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke, South London where he was reported to the government’s Prevent de-radicalisation programme in October 2017, at the age of 15.
The school raised concerns that Hussein ‘may have been displaying vulnerability to radicalisation’ and, after a further assessment, he was referred to the Channel programme, which is part of Prevent.
Seven months later, in May 2018 he was…