The bodies of two murdered sisters were found by worried friends dumped in a hedge, the Old Bailey heard today.

Danyal Hussein, 18, is charged with the "unprovoked and random" murders of Bibaa Henry, 46, and her 27-year-old half-sister Nicole Smallman in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, north west London, last month.

Their bodies were found together - both having suffered multiple stab wounds - along with a "blood stained knife" nestled among plants in the park when friends went searching.

Blackheath teen appears in court over Wembley murders

Hussein, of Blackheath, today appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from Wandsworth Prison.

He sat in a small room at the prison wearing a grey jumper and spoke only to confirm his identity.

Joel Smith, prosecuting, told the court how the sisters had been celebrating Miss Henry's birthday with friends before the group parted ways, leaving the pair alone in the early hours of the morning.

But the after loved ones failed to get in touch with Miss Henry or Miss Smallman, from Harrow and Brent respectively, they searched the park agai and found their bodies on Sunday June 7.

Mr Smith said: "On June 7 a group of concerned friends returned to the park to search for them and went to the area where the picnic had been held and found some sunglasses beginning to Miss Henry and then a blood stained knife and the bodies of both deceased lying in a hedgerow.

"Miss Smallman had her clothing pushed up, exposing her midriff and multiple stab wounds.

"Miss Henry also had her clothes pulled up over her head exposing friction marks on her stomach.

"Subsequent post mortem had revealed multiple stab wounds to both deceased."

At the end of the 10-minute hearing Hussein was remanded into custody and is next due to appear in court on September 21 when he will be asked to enter a plea.