PC Bonnie Murphy asked Jamie Lewis, 35, to send her a shot of a decomposed body to show her family in January 2020.

19:58, Sat, May 25, 2024 | UPDATED: 19:58, Sat, May 25, 2024

New Scotland Yard

Bonnie Murphy won back her job but faces a new misconduct case (Image: Getty)

A MET Police officer sacked after receiving a photo of a dead man from a colleague has won back her job.

PC Bonnie Murphy asked Jamie Lewis, 35, to send her a shot of a decomposed body to show her family in January 2020.

Six months later, Lewis took pictures of murder victims Nicole Smallman and sister Bibaa Henry after they were stabbed to

death by Danyal Hussein in north London. 

Lewis and colleague Deniz Jaffer, 50, who also took pictures of the dead women, were each jailed for two years and nine months in 2021 after they pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office.

In January last year, Ms Murphy was dismissed without notice from the Met after being found guilty of gross misconduct in

connection with the photo. 

But she has successfully appealed and will now face a new misconduct hearing over the same allegations in July.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: "The appeal panel agreed to admit new evidence into the proceedings, and therefore set aside the original determination and remit the matter to a new misconduct hearing panel.

"PC Murphy was reinstated to the Met. She is currently on restricted duties."

Invalid email

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy