A ‘piercing scream’ was heard on the night two sisters were savagely stabbed to death in a park, a court has heard.
Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, were allegedly attacked by 19-year-old Danyal Hussein in the early hours of June 6 last year.
The sisters had been in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London, to celebrate Ms Henry’s birthday.
Their bodies were discovered in bushes by Ms Smallman’s boyfriend, who had joined the search for the missing women on June 7 last year.
Nicole Smallman (right), 27, and Bibaa Henry (left), 46, were allegedly attacked by 19-year-old Danyal Hussein in the early hours of June 6 last year
On Tuesday, local resident Elaine Williams told the Old Bailey how she had been watching Silent Witness on television when she heard a noise at 1.45am on June 6.
She said she heard a man shouting and then more than one female shouting ‘really loud’.
‘All of a sudden I heard one female voice. And after I heard this really piercing scream that will live with me forever. It was so intense.’
She told jurors that it was ‘like a massive argument’.
Riel Karmy-Jones QC, defending, asked if it sounded like the voices knew each other.
Ms Williams replied: ‘No.’
After his arrest early on July 1, the court heard police recovered an agreement allegedly signed by Hussein in his blood pledging to a demon to ‘sacrifice’ six women every six months in exchange for winning the Mega Millions Super Jackpot
The blood-pact allegedly signed by Danyal Hussein, 19. The teenager is facing a murder trial over the deaths of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman who were found dead in London last year
Danyal’s signature, written in his own blood, was shown to a court today as part of the trial
The court was previously shown a a ‘blood pact’ Hussein allegedly made with a demon in exchange for winning the lottery and being rewarded with ‘wealth and power’.
Police found cards addressed to ‘mighty King Lucifug Rofocale’ offering to ‘receive fruitful rewards’ in exchange for ‘six sacrifices in six months’, a court heard.
One folded green card contained three lottery tickets. Under the heading ‘Agreement’ was written: ‘For the mighty King Lucifug Rofocale’.
Bullet points below read: ‘Perform a minimum of six sacrifices every six months for as long as you are free and physically capable.
‘Sacrifice only women. Build a temple for you. Do everything that I have promised.’
Danyal Hussein (pictured) is accused of repeatedly stabbing Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, after allegedly seeking a blood pact with a demon in exchange for winning the lottery
‘For me: Win the Mega Millions Super Jackpot. Receive fruitful rewards for future sacrifices I make to you. The rewards will consist of wealth and power.
‘To never be suspected of any crimes by the police and also police will never know crimes that I have done.’
Pictures of the three lottery tickets the teenager purchased, alongside drawings of symbols found in his room, were also shown to the court as part of the murder trial.
The next witness, Linda Guerrero, told how she saw two people in bushes as she walked her beagle Bambi on the morning of June 7 last year, before the bodies were discovered.
She said: ‘I crouched, peered in and I could see there was indeed somebody a bit further along on the ground.
Danyal Hussein (sketched in the dock by a court artist) appearing in the dock at the Old Bailey, London, where he is on trial accused of killing sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry
An image of Bibaa and Nicole and their friends taken on Bibaa’s phone before the tragedy
The bodies of Nicole Smallman (right), 27, and Bibaa Henry (left), 46, were found intertwined and concealed in a hedgerow, the court was told
‘As I peered in I looked to see what I thought was a couple. The reason I thought it was a couple, the person lying on the floor with their back to me, it looked like they had a bare back.
‘I also saw a pair of shoes that seemed to be draped over the person with the bare back. They seemed to be lying down.
‘I assumed they were a couple because I thought they seemed to be intertwined slightly.
‘I said something along the lines: ‘Are you OK, are you alright mate?’ There was no response.’
She added: ‘We do occasionally get rough sleepers in the park and that’s what I had assumed that the couple were – they had spent the night there sleeping.’
The witness said that she later reported rough sleepers to StreetLink.
Hussein, of Guy Barnett Grove, Blackheath, south-east London, has denied double murder and possessing a knife.