MPS officer David Carrick charged with further offences

An officer from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) who has been accused of a catalogue of sex crimes has been charged with a further 12 offences.

Mar 18, 2022
By Tony Thompson

David Carrick, 47, who is based with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, had previously been charged with 29 offences against ten victims including rape, coercive and controlling behaviour and sexual assault.

He has now been charged with a further 12 offences – taking the total number of charges he faces to 41 against 11 women between 2003 and 2020. Seven of the 12 new charges relate to one of the existing eight victims. The remaining five relate to three new victims.

In total, PC Carrick is now charged with:

  • Eighteen counts of rape;
  • Nine counts of sexual assault;
  • Five counts of assault by penetration;
  • Three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour;
  • Two 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

A statement issued by 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.”

PC Carrick was first arrested in Hertfordshire in October 2021 and was immediately suspended. He will appear via video link at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 21.

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