CPS authorises nine further charges, including rape, against MPS officer

A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer has been charged with further offences as part of an ongoing investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Nov 25, 2022
By Paul Jacques

David Carrick, 47, had previously been charged with 44 offences against 12 victims including rape, coercive and controlling behaviour and sexual assault.

The Crown Prosecution Service said it has now authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge  Carrick with nine additional offences.

The new charges cover six counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment, one count of indecent assault, and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The charges relate to a 13th victim and are alleged to have taken place in July 2003 and reported to police in July 2022.

The MPS said the allegation in relation to possession of a firearm “predates Carrick’s service in an armed policing role”.

Carrick was initially arrested by Hertfordshire Constabulary in October 2021. He was immediately suspended.

Prior to his suspension, he was attached to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.

In total, the Carrick is now charged with 53 offences against 13 women between 2003 and 2020, including:

  • 27 counts of rape;
  • Nine counts of sexual assault;
  • Five counts of assault by penetration;
  • Three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour;
  • Three counts of false imprisonment;
  • Two counts of attempted rape;
  • One count of attempted sexual assault by penetration;
  • One count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent;
  • One count of indecent assault; and
  • One count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Carrick will make his first court appearance in relation to the new charges on Wednesday November 30 at 2pm at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. His trial is listed to begin on February 6, 2023 at Southwark Crown Court.

He continues to be remanded in custody.

The MPS said: “We recognise that these are extremely serious and concerning allegations. Referrals have been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct as the investigation has progressed.

“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards continues to monitor developments closely and will provide whatever support it can to Hertfordshire officers.

“National regulations dictate that any misconduct proceedings must await the outcome of the criminal case.”

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