A stranger who murdered two sisters in a park in north London “may strike once more”, police have warned.
Nicole Smallman, 27, of Harrow, and Bibaa Henry, 46, of Brent, had been stabbed to demise in Wembley by somebody they didn’t know, officers say.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding described their deaths as “extremely uncommon”, given the agricultural location of Fryent Nation Park in Wembley, the place their our bodies had been discovered.
Police imagine they had been a part of a bunch of round 10 individuals who met within the park at round 7pm on Friday 5 June to have fun Ms Henry’s birthday.
Their pals left all through the night, leaving the sisters alone within the park by round midnight. They had been reported lacking the subsequent day and located useless by officers round 1pm on Sunday.
Police have revealed the suspect suffered “vital” bleeding from an harm sustained throughout the assault on the ladies and is prone to be sporting a bandage.
They urged anybody who is aware of somebody within the space with the same unexplained harm to contact them.
DCI Harding described the murders as “unthinkably harrowing and tragic” and supplied his condolences to their family and friends who’re “going by unimaginable ache and struggling”.
He added: “What we are able to now say with some certainty is that Nicole and Bibaa had been murdered by somebody who was unknown to them.
“At this stage we do not know why this terrible assault occurred and any info we are able to collect will assist us additional put the items of the jigsaw collectively.”
Requested whether or not the general public is in danger, he mentioned: “We all the time have a worry of what may occur however we’re assuring members of the general public we’re working across the clock.”
DCI Harding additionally mentioned he believes the suspect left the park by the Valley Drive entrance and want to converse to anybody who noticed somebody appearing suspiciously in that space late on 5 June or within the early hours of 6 June.
An intensive crime scene continues to be in place on the park, identified for its views over London, with investigators looking out a pond and trawling by “1000’s of tonnes of garbage” which will include proof.
A 36-year-old man was beforehand arrested in south London on suspicion of homicide, however launched with no additional motion. There have been no additional arrests.
Anyone with info ought to name police on 101, tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 3160/7 Jun or name Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.