More police officers from the Met Police are being investigated in connection to allegations that officers took and shared "inappropriate" photos at a murder crime scene in Wembley.

The police's Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launched an investigation after they received allegations that "non-official and inappropriate photographs" were taken by two officers of murdered women's bodies and then shared on a private WhatsApp group.

Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, were found dead at Fryent Country Park, Wembley, on June 6, both having suffered multiple stab wounds.

Two officers from the Met were arrested by the IOPC on June 22, and were later released under investigation, after allegations of them taking photos at the murder scene emerged.

Since then, "further evidence" has resulted in six more police officers from the Met now being placed under investigation by the IOPC in relation to the case.

The allegations state the six officers were aware of or had either separately received or viewed the photographs.

They are reportedly being investigated for failing to challenge the distribution of the images.

The IOPC expressed concerns that such behaviour "may point to more serious issues around the organisational culture" at the Met.

IOPC director for London Sal Naseem said: "I am deeply concerned by the issues emerging from our investigation.

"Policing is founded on community consent, confidence and co-operation.

"The public have a right to expect high standards of professional behaviour from police.

"These allegations, if true, breach that trust and may point to more serious issues around the organisational culture, which we will also be looking at.

"The evidence we have seen provides a salient reminder to all police officers to take responsibility for addressing wrongdoing and upholding professional standards in their own ranks, and their obligation to speak out if they see unacceptable behaviour."

Responding to the news, a spokesperson for the Met said the force was providing its "full support" to the investigation, but that no more officers had been suspended as of yet.

"The IOPC has completed its investigation and has sent a report to the MPS which is currently being reviewed by the Directorate of Professional Standards," a Met spokesperson said.

"During the course of the investigation, further possible misconduct matters came to light, and the IOPC have advised six additional officers that they are under investigation for misconduct in relation to the inappropriate and non-official photographs."

The families of the two victims have been informed of the developments by the IOPC.

As News Shopper reported previously, nearly 40,000 people signed a petition calling for criminal charges to be brought against two police offices who allegedly took and shared selfies of the double murder scene where two sisters were stabbed to death last month.

Teenager Danyal Hussein, of Kidbrooke, has been accused with the "unprovoked and random" double murder, and has this week appeared in court over the charges.