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Two Daughters

Duration: 1 x 60'

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Stacey Dooley gets first-hand insight of what it’s like for a family going through an unthinkable tragedy, including the mishandling of the investigation and the misconduct of the police. Mina invites Stacey Dooley to tell her story, and follow the trial of her daughters’ killer.

Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman went missing on 6th June 2020. Arch-deacon Mina Smallman’s two daughters were never to return from a birthday celebration.

During the height of British lockdown restrictions, they were murdered as they relaxed together, enjoying each other’s company, late at night. A day later, the sisters’ bodies were found by Nicole’s boyfriend.

Mina and her husband Chris lead Stacey through their experiences of the past year - from the dismissiveness and mishandling of the initial missing person investigation and the failings of the Metropolitan police response, to the misconduct trial of the two police officers who took selfies with her daughters’ bodies. They uncover the treatment of the girls’ story in national press and ask questions as to why the police, media and wider society acts the way it does when a woman of colour is murdered.

We learn how Mina’s faith has sustained her throughout her grief and anger and how her relationship with God has strengthened her resolve to fight to end violence against women so her daughters did not die in vain.

Stacey gets to know the inspiring young women that Bibaa and Nicole were by talking to their best friends and family.

For BBC 2

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